Video:How to Make Fluffy Pancakeswith Stephanie Gallagher
Learn how to make fluffy pancakes that are golden brown. These light and fluffy pancakes make the ideal breakfast treat for weekends and special occasions.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Fluffy PancakesHi, I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today, I'll show you how to make fluffy pancakes that will make you the envy of the neighborhood. Let's get started.
Ingredients for Fluffy PancakesFor this recipe, you'll need:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup seltzer water (that's our secret ingredient that makes these pancakes so light and fluffy)
- 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1-2 Tbsp. of additional butter for the skillet
Instructions for Making Fluffy PancakesPour the flour, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl and whisk them together.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, milk, seltzer water, melted butter and vanilla together until smooth.
Now add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk together, but don't beat them to a pulp. If you overmix, your pancakes will be tough. You don't want to see any bits of flour, but it's okay if the batter is a little lumpy, like this.
Ok, preheat an electric skillet to 350 degrees or heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat.
Melt a tablespoon or two of the butter in the skillet. Since I'm using a very large skillet, I'm using a full tablespoon of butter.
Use a quarter-cup measuring cup to scoop out the pancake batter. Gently pour it onto the heated griddle and let it form a circle. Repeat with a few more pancakes, being careful not to overcrowd the skillet.
Let the pancakes cook until you start to see bubbles form on the top.
See these bubbles here? That's what we're looking for.
Tips for Making Fluffy PancakesWhen you see a lot of bubbles on the top, then it's time to flip. You don't want to flip the pancakes more than once, and you don't want to press down on the pancakes with your spatula.
Ok, cook them another few minutes -- sometimes I peek under the pancakes by lifting them with my spatula to see if the bottoms are golden -- then I know they're ready.
And here are your light and fluffy pancakes.
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