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Old 05-10-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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whatever you say I will try. I love pancakes but have a hell of a time trying to make a good one. I bought a waffle iron and it was a disaster. So I would like to do a pancake in a frying pan.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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The key is a good frying pan, not a cheap one. It needs to be hot before you put the pancake batter on the pan. Wait for bubbles to come up, flip the pancake. A cheap pan will burn pancakes, and they are raw inside, burned outside.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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whatever you say I will try. I love pancakes but have a hell of a time trying to make a good one. I bought a waffle iron and it was a disaster. So I would like to do a pancake in a frying pan.
Try this (borrowed from MidwesternBookworm's mother's Home Economics textbook circa 1935)

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 Tbs baking powder
1 cup milk
1 1/2 Tbs sugar
2 eggs

Sift dry ingredients together
Whisk together wet ingredients
Cook on a hot griddle/pan (350-400 degree) until bubbles burst on top of each cake.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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Here you go:


YouTube - Making Pancakes Part 1


YouTube - Making Pancakes Part 2
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: South GA
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My secret is to add some melted butter or margarine to the batter. Works like a charm.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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Let the batter rest a bit. And usually pancake and waffle batters are different compositions.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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For a treat, try yeast pancakes.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Well, I'm usually not allowed in the kitchen, so please take everything I say with a grain of No Salt.

I'm also not allowed to use the "good" pots and pans, but have permission to use an old $10 Wal-Mart pan, with little of the original Teflon coating remaining.

Follow the instructions on the box (ours says to use milk), then adjust your stove to a med-low or low setting. Wait until the bubbles disappear around the edges, then flip over. Will only take about half a minute on this side. Do not put anything in the pan: no non-stick, butter, margarine, oil, or whatever.

After applying butter & syrup, put in the microwave for 8 seconds. When we do prepare bacon, which is very rarely, we pat it down thoroughly with paper towels to remove as much grease as possible. It's no longer chewy, but we prefer it that way.

If everything sticks and burns, then you need to borrow my pan.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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I use case iron griddle or skillet depending no whats handy. Have it good hot. Where the drops of water dance on the surface if it turns to steam right a away then crank the heat down.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:43 PM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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Let the batter rest a bit. And usually pancake and waffle batters are different compositions.
+1 (Million)

Follow the instructions on a box of Aunt Jemima Buttermilk to the letter... and then set the bowl aside for a while.
Clean up the mixing and sip your coffee or change the baby... whatever. Then start making pancakes.
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