- Milk 2 cups • 49 kcal
- All-purpose wheat flour 3 cups
- Eggs 2 • 130 kcal
- Sugar 1/2 cup • 470 kcal
- Salt 1/2 tsp • 1 kcal
- Baking powder 3 tbsps • 156 kcal
- Melted butter 2 tbsps
To make the best pancake from scratch, you need to combine the right ingredients (flour, milk, bakind powders, eggs) and follow our recommendations. You will prepare a fluffy pancake, quickly and easily.
What is a pancake?
The pancakes are a traditional dish in almost all breakfasts, their flavor and softness transform them into something delicious to eat first thing in the morning. If you like hotcakes I want to show you a recipe to prepare them that is very easy to make and that transforms them into spongy and delicious.
Anyone can make a pancake batch quickly. They are delicious and excellent for any breakfast or late breakfast. There are even thousands of recipes and methods to prepare them. However, if you want them to be as fluffy as possible, you will need a recipe that uses a bit of food science. The key to making the pancakes spongy is to use the right ingredients in the right amounts, mix them properly and use the resulting dough immediately.
How to make really fluffy pancakes
In a large mixing bowl, incorporate all the solid ingredients: baking powder, flour and sugar. You can optionally add a teaspoon of cinnamon.
You can mix the pancakes with a hand blender or in the blender. I usually prefer to do it in the blender because it removes all the lumps from the dough. In any case, the procedure is the same, incorporate all the liquid ingredients: the egg, the milk, the melted butter and the vanilla and step by step add the mixture of solid ingredients. Mix until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. The amount of sugar is variable according to your taste. At this time, you should taste the mixture and add a little more sugar if you wish.
Heat a non-stick pan very well, and add a little butter or oil with a napkin spread it all over the bottom. Add some mixture to the pan with a spatula or with the mixing dispenser. Wait for it to brown on one side and when it is ready you turn it carefully with a spatula. When the bubbles appear in the mix, it is ready to flip.
Serve on a plate! Add the accompaniment of your choice: butter, jam, syrup, or cheese or ham.
Why aren't my pancakes fluffy?
Don't mix the pancake batter too much. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
How to make fluffy pancakes without baking powder
You can substitute it in your pancake mix with a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch.
How long should pancake batter rest before cooking?
Let the pancake batter rest for at least 10 minutes. The first thing a good rest does is to let the flour hydrate.
How to store pancakes
Put the pancakes in the refrigerator or freezer and keep them for up to 5 days. Store pancakes for up to two months in the freezer.