You’ve made all your pancakes wrong – using the fridge can solve all your problems

Many people enjoy whipping pancakes as a delicious side dish, but it turns out that our method may not give the best results.

Jordan Moore, Senior Recipe Developer at Gousto, reveals how to make the perfect pancake recipe every time.

Want to make perfect pancakes? Using the refrigerator for your mix could be key


Want to make perfect pancakes? Using the refrigerator for your mix could be keyCredit: Getty Images – Getty

A good recipe for English pancakes is to mix 110g of finely sifted flour into two eggs and 200ml of milk with 75ml of water.

Then you should add a little salt and mix well before putting in the refrigerator.

Jordan recommends that you ideally leave the mixture in the fridge overnight, but if you’re short on time, try to leave it for at least half an hour.

He explained to Star: “This will give better results when frying and give you perfect pancakes!”

If you don’t have time to leave them overnight, try to keep them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Letting the dough rest will also help get rid of any lumps.

Jordan also says you should avoid mixing too many ingredients as this can cause the dough to become too thick.

“Try adding your wet mix to the dry mix and gently stir together until you have a perfectly pourable mixture,” he says.

Gourmets also say that baking powder is key to making perfect American pancakes, and you should make sure it’s as fresh as possible for optimal bloom.

He also recommends whisking the dry ingredients together so that the flour and sugar are evenly mixed, and to make sure the oil is hot before adding the mixture.

Here are Jordan’s top tips for perfecting your pancakes…

Clean the pan between pancakes

“If you like using butter to fry pancakes, try wiping the pan in between the pancakes to avoid the flavor from burning,” Jordan explains.

Flip at the right time

Jordan advises that normally pancakes need three minutes on one side, then one or two other sides.

He says you should look for small bubbles forming on the surface of the pancakes as this means the cake is ready to spin.

Use a spoon

Culinary experts say you shouldn’t try to flip a pancake in a pan if you’re not skillful enough.

A spaulta or palette knife will do the job after you loosen the front edge.

Save pancakes for later

If you’ve made too many pancakes, you don’t need to toss them in the bin.

Simply wrap them in cling film and put them in the freezer.

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