5 mistakes to avoid if you want the perfect pancakes

Most people will say experience. It takes some repetition to master the art of the perfect pancakes. The best part about making pancakes is that they are very easy to make. The emergence of convenient pancake mixes ensures that you can make pancakes very easily at the comfort of your home. All you have to do to get the batter is just add some water and voila! However, there are some common mistakes that people make when they want to make these. We are all human and it is understandable. But if you want perfect ones from the first one to the last one, you should ensure that you eliminate the mistakes.

The first mistake is that people often cook the pancakes as soon as they make the mix. Making the right pancake demands a degree of patience. Jumping to make it doesn't give the starch room to grow. The air bubbles don't release the gluten either. For the best results you should leave the batter to set for about 3 hours. Most chefs recommend that you leave the batter to set for a minimum of one hour. Ensure that you leave the batter in the fridge for that duration.

Another mistake that most people make is leaving lumps. Surely there are some people who prefer their pancakes lumpy. However, this lumpiness comes at the expense of quality. For one to get good results, they must ensure that they eliminate all the lumps in the batter. This means that you will have to whisk the mix until the right consistency is achieved. The mixing consistency ensures that the gluten is released from the flour and joins completely with the mix.

The third mistake that most amateur chefs make is cooking the pancake either in hot or very cold temperature. Considering that there is no right way to tell the right temperature for cooking pancakes, you will have to rely on what you see. To this end you have to use a drop of water in order to ascertain the temperature. If the pan is too cold, the water drop takes its time before it evaporates. If the water drop evaporates quickly, the temperature is very hot. When you have either result, you should adjust the temperature accordingly.

Fourthly, most amateurs don't season the pan thoroughly. This results in the pancakes burning or being overcooked. Hence, you should pour a drop of oil on the pan to season it. There are alternative seasonings. You can choose a seasoning that has the flavour that you want. It is also recommended that you use a non-stick pan.

The final mistake is that you use too much batter. If you want a thin pancake, you should use one tablespoon of batter mix on the pan. For thicker pancakes, you can use half a ladleful to get that thick pancake you desire.

Avoiding the above mistakes ensures that you get the best pancakes (interesting information for you could turn to be that the Danish term is pandekager ) on your plate.

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