How to Make Lighter Pancakes


It is possible to produce lighter pancakes using the following process. Note that the solution to this process differs slightly, depending on whether you're making the thin, flat pancakes, such as Irish pancakes or crepe-style pancakes or the fluffier, fatter pancakes more commonly known in North America. Both approaches are addressed in this article.

Part 1
Preparing the batter for lightness

Preparing the batter for lightness on How to Make Lighter Pancakes

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Follow the instructions for making the batter according to your favorite recipe. There are lots of choices for pancake recipes available here.

Preparing the batter for lightness on How to Make Lighter Pancakes

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This will depend on the type of pancake you're making: For the fluffy, fatter pancake style: Make a quick introduction of air to the pancakes by whisking really well. For the batter of thinner, crepe-like pancakes, try this: If you have more time, set the batter aside for a half hour to an hour prior to cooking. This extra time allows the starch in the flour to soften or break down considerably, leaving a much lighter batter.

Part 2
Cooking the pancakes

Cooking the pancakes on How to Make Lighter Pancakes

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After you put the butter in the pan, add the pancake batter in suitable amounts.

Cooking the pancakes on How to Make Lighter Pancakes

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While it may feel right to push down after you flip to help it cook, it won't help the lightness or faster cooking. It'll just deflate the pancakes and reduce their airiness.

Cooking the pancakes on How to Make Lighter Pancakes

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Remove from the heat and serve immediately with the usual range of toppings.