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Really fluffy pancakes

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treaclesoda Mon 28-Aug-17 20:30:36

I had breakfast in a cafe the other day where they made their own pancakes. So there were a range of breakfast options, which were pancake based, like back and maple syrup, or pancakes with stewed fruit.

They were amazing, one of the best things I've tasted in my life.

I can, and do, make decent pancakes but these were far lighter and fluffier than anything I've ever managed. I wish I had asked how they made them...But I didn't, so I wondered if mumsnet knows the secret to a really light, fluffy pancake?

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TyneTeas Mon 28-Aug-17 20:32:07

I make these

www.nigella.com/recipes/american-breakfast-pancakes

NannyR Mon 28-Aug-17 20:35:20

I make them by separating the eggs, making the batter with the yolks then whipping up the whites and folding them in at the end. Sorry I don't know exact quantities, I make them so often I do it by eye, but I think the original recipe was Jamie Oliver's American pancakes.

treaclesoda Mon 28-Aug-17 20:36:25

I have tried that recipe a few times and whilst it's lovely, these were lighter.

But then I was wondering, does technique play a part? Eg if I'm cooking them at too high or too low a temperature, would that affect the outcome?

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treaclesoda Mon 28-Aug-17 20:38:11

Oh, separating the eggs? I've never thought of that, but suddenly it makes sense. I bet that's it.

Thanks to both of you for helping though. smile

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smashyourglasses Mon 28-Aug-17 20:39:38

Order in some Aunt Jemima.

Berrybakecake1 Mon 28-Aug-17 20:39:56

Tsp of bicarb and buttermilk. Never fails.

MoonGeek Mon 28-Aug-17 20:41:24

Felicity cloake's are my favourite

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/jun/28/how-to-cook-perfect-american-pancakes

I use less cornmeal than she does though and make up the rest with flour as it's a bit rich for me

DdJames Mon 28-Aug-17 20:42:41

I make these

Always come out lovely and fluffy.

treaclesoda Mon 28-Aug-17 20:44:16

This is fantastic, thank you for all your replies. There are going to be a lot of pancakes in this house until I perfect these!

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MoonGeek Thu 31-Aug-17 08:55:31

Let us know how you get on. I am always happy to improve my pancakes.

Shadow666 Thu 31-Aug-17 08:58:57

Yes, I was going to say the same. Separate the egg whites and whip them up to a meringue. Make the rest of the mix as usual but just with the yolks. Then, very gently fold in the whites to the rest of the mix. Makes lovely light fluffy pancakes.

JackietheBackie Thu 31-Aug-17 09:14:35

Bicarb and plain yoghurt in the batter.

treaclesoda Sat 02-Sep-17 19:44:41

I took on board all the advice and I made pancakes this morning. Used the BBC good food recipe linked to on this thread but separated the eggs. Friends, they were fantastic although I got overexcited and burnt a couple of them

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