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How to make thick and fluffy pancakes?

I recently had thick and fluffy pancakes at a restaurant and I am eager to figure out how to make them. Anyone know the secret behind getting thick and fluffy pancakes? Is it adding baking soda? ...
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What does “buttermilk” mean in an American pancake recipe?

I want to experiment making American style pancakes (I usually make Austrian style unleavened palatschinken). The recipe I found says "buttermilk", but I remember reading somewhere that the Americans ...
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How to make pancakes/crepes without eggs nor any liquids besides water?

I am looking for a way to make pancakes/crepes (the very thin ones), with the following limitations: no eggs no liquid ingredients besides water cheap ingredients only I've been trying something ...
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How to make edges on pancakes be crispy and the inside soft

I want to make pancakes which have a slightly crispy outside ring but on the inside are soft like a pancake. How can I do this? Thanks.
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Why is the first hotcake always the worst?

Every time I cook hotcakes, the first one is usually the worst one. It seems like it will take forever to cook and for the bubbles to show up at the surface. I initially thought it was the pan, that ...
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How do I make crispy potato pancakes?

I have made potato pancakes / potato latkes many times and they've come out quite edible. However, they are very soft, sometimes fall apart easily, and have a very soggy feel. Here is approximately ...
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Is there a formula for converting pancake batter to waffle batter?

I have a wonderful pancake recipe that I would like to convert into a waffle recipe. Is there a generally accepted formula for doing this? Based on other recipes I've seen, it looks like the amount ...
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What is the difference between crepes and Swedish pancakes?

We just made the Swedish recipe this morning, and it seems like crepes...
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How do the batter and technique differ between crepes and pancakes?

What are the different ingredients in crepe mix versus pancake mix? I'd like to try my hand at making crepes from scratch... How is making crepes different from making pancakes?
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How to cook pancakes without spreading that horrible smell of burnt oil?

I live in a region where pancakes are considered traditional food and it's typical to cook them on some special occasions. For example, right now someone has decided to throw a party in the office ...
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How can I get thinner pancakes?

I've been messing around with the pancake recipe that calls for the following ingredients in the past few days. 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1 large ...
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What can I substitute for eggs in a pancake recipe?

I'd like to make pancakes. I have all the other ingredients that I'd normally use (flour, canola oil, sugar, salt, and corn starch) in a pancake mix, but I don't have any eggs. Can I substitute milk, ...
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How can I make NON-fluffy pancakes?

Every recipe I can find is for "fluffy" pancakes. I prefer thinner, slightly crispy, (very) slightly chewy, non-fluffy pancakes. Basically, the less "cake-like" the better. Apparently I'm the only ...
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Given I have to make the batter now to eat in 3-4hrs, what's the best way to store my pancakes (or the batter)?

I'm about to make some pancakes(1) for my daughter, and will want to make some for me and my wife this evening (in about 3-4hrs), since using a single egg should make at ~six I'll have too much batter ...
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Milk alternative in pancake batter

What could I use in place of milk in pancake batter? Would rice milk or soya milk work? What about in scotch pancakes?
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How to use a bottom concave ebelskiver (Æbleskiver) pan on a glass cook-top stove?

I've recently come in to a lovely cast iron ebelskiver pan (pictured below) and would like to try to make some ebelskivers. The problem is I don't have a gas range and I'm rather sure that my ...
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How to make Pancakes with Almond milk?

We've been experimenting with using almond milk as a substitute for actual milk in my household. The biggest failure so far has been with pancakes. The pancakes taste okay, but they are far stickier ...
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Buttermilk pancake mix is green?

I like making buttermilk pancakes but usually the batter is too much for one day, after I put the mix in the refrigerator, the mix was a greenish color the next day. Does anyone know if this means it ...
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How to make dutch pannekoek?

How can I make those Dutch pannekoek, specially those salty ones that have cheese and mushrooms? Every time I try, I end up burning those "toppings".
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Can I use cookie cutter shapes in a frying pan?

Was thinking how to spice up our pancakes and eggs for the little ones and remember seeing pancakes in various shapes before. Do people put them right in the pan or bring them out and then cut them ...
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How many different varieties of 'pancake' are there?

I'm not talking about ingredient differences like adding blueberries or chocolate chips, or even buttermilk or cooked pumpkin to the batter ... How many fundamentally different regional types of ...
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To what extent are dimpled pans interchangeable?

We recently got a very popular question, What is the function of this shallow, 19-divoted, eared cast iron piece?. It centers on recognizing exactly what type of dimpled pan is on the picture, and it ...
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Should I rest pancake batter?

I read somewhere that pancake batter should rest. This confuses me. On the one hand, mixing the wet ingredients with flour creates gluten. Resting lets the gluten relax, so that I don't get chewy ...
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Why would the first few pancakes come out perfect, but only get worse from there?

I have never been a pro at making pancakes. I tried again yesterday making them, using this recipe: Ingredients 1½ cups flour (375ml) 2 eggs 600ml milk pinch of salt Method Mix all the ingredients ...
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Will dried buttermilk react with other ingredients in dry mix with oil, stored in fridge?

I would like to make a (dry) pancake mix in a large batch, and then store it in the fridge. I have done this before with no problem, and would now like to do the same thing, but add dried buttermilk. ...
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Almond Flour pancakes

I have this really tasty recipe for pancakes that use almond flour and whey protein (along with Ricotta cheese and lemon). However, the problem is, these pancakes don't "flip". Does anyone have any ...
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How to ensure that the Pancakes get cooked evenly?

The last time I made pancakes, while they were nicely cooked on the outside, they were still a bit "battery" in the middle. Does anyone has a simple solution to try?
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Advice for adding pumpkin to pancakes?

free pancake recipe (see below) that requires applesauce and would like to know how I could best incorporate canned pumpkin, to make some really yummy pancakes for the holidays. Can I just replace the ...
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What happens if you cook pureed pancakes?

Okay to begin with, I know this is an odd question, but I've been reading The Flavor Bible and they mention an experiment where they made pancakes, pureed them with milk so it looked like batter ...
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Non-stick griddle frustration

I like to make pancakes. I like to make them on a nonstick surface. I know that nonstick surfaces don't last forever, but my specific experiences with griddles, both electric and stovetop, has been ...
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How long does pancake batter last in the fridge?

I'm making a packet mix of pancake batter that doesn't lend itself to partial mixes - it's hard to split "1 egg" as an ingredient. How long would pancake batter last in the fridge? Even if it's a ...
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How can I improve the texture of my whole grain pancakes?

I've been experimenting for a while with whole grain pancake recipes that I can make in a blender. This is the best variation I've come up with so far: ½ cup hard white wheat 1 cup rolled oats 1 ½ ...
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How to store pancakes

Can I just put a stack in the freezer, with some paper between each? Do I need to make any changes to my ingredients (Milk, Flour, Butter, Sugar, Salt, Eggs) for efficient storage? When I reheat them ...
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Can I make pancakes with waffle mix?

It's thanksgiving, bought pancake mix to enjoy on a cold morning with the family. It had bugs in it from the store. I have waffle mix, but my iron is MIA. Can I make pancakes or something alike using ...
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Increasing my pancake recipe..Are soda and salt in a different ratio than the other ingredients?

I need to increase my pancake recipe 4.5 times. I seem to remember that the salt and soda are increased at a smaller ratio than the rest of the ingredients. Is that true, and what is the correct ...
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How would changing the amount of egg affect a pancake recipe?

When I make pancakes, the recipe I use calls for 1 egg and 1c of flour. However, usually I increase the flour (up to 50%) to make a bit more. I've tried both keeping 1 egg, or adding a second one, but ...
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Can I make gluten free crepes?

I have seen recipes for gluten free American style pancakes, and suppose that they turn out OK as long as they contain something which keeps them from falling apart. But I was wondering if I can make ...
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Is it safe to store batter/dough that contains eggs?

I sometimes like to make a large batch of pancake butter or cornbread dough, and fry/bake it whenever I want some freshly made pancakes or cornbread. Both these liquids contain eggs. Is is safe to ...
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How to get spongy slightly chewy pancakes?

One of my favorite restaurants makes these amazing pancakes that are wide (12+ inches), pretty thin (1 cm?, fairly spongy/chewy and fried crispy on the outside edges. I'm wondering what steps one ...
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Why Buckwheat Pancakes?

I'm interested in buckwheat. What is it, what are the common uses, and why are there so many recipies (relatively speaking) for buckwheat pancakes? What does the buckwheat do to a pancake that makes ...
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Substituting soy milk for regular (cow) milk in crepes/pancakes

I normally make my Swedish pancakes with soy milk because my SO has a dairy sensitivity. But today I used cow's milk, and I noticed that my pancakes seemed to brown a lot faster than they usually do, ...
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How to make pretty crêpes?

I know how to make crêpes, however they have some tendency to be a bit ugly aesthetically speaking. Each time I go to a crêperie, I can see this kind of crêpes : However, when I try myself, I ...
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How do you make Hull Hotcakes? [closed]

I am fast going barmy trying to find someone who remembers the Hull Hotcake recipe. This hot cake was very very popular over generations through to the 1960's then seems to have disappeared. It was a ...
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why do my pancakes (crêpes) take such a long time to cook?

I am making crêpes and I wonder why they take such a ridiculously long amount of time to cook, about 5 or 6 minutes per pancake. I remember once upon a time I was making crêpes cooking them about 90 ...
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What do the base ingredients in pancakes do?

So here are the ingredients for "Dutch" pancakes (which are much like French crepes, quite flat): Flour Milk Eggs Pinch of salt And for more "American" style I guess you also need: Baking powder ...
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How can you keep a stack of Swedish pancakes fresh?

I make Swedish pancakes for my family every Thursday, as per Swedish tradition. Fresh from the frying pan they are crisp at the edges and very slightly crisp on the surface where the batter has ...
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To make Gluten free pancakes, can I just substitute regular flour with Gluten free flour?

Will a normal pancake recipe work with Gluten free flour, or do I need to add other ingredients as well?
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Having trouble getting lower fat fluffy pancakes with baking soda approach

I have a baking soda and vinegar pancake recipe that uses too much butter for my liking. When I reduced the butter content, the pancakes seemed too thin and crisp. I tried yogurt, but they seemed too ...
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Eggs in Pancakes, health hazard?

I want to make pancakes. I have a powder mix that needs only milk to be ready. However there is a note on the powder mix's box that says I can add an egg to the mix as well. How safe is that? Are ...
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Difference between Pancakes and “Kaiserschmarrn”?

Is there a difference between pancakes and Kaiserschmarrn from Austria?