Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Secret to Perfect Fluffy Pancakes

What a simply wonderful way to make breakfast special.  It does take a bit of practice to make the perfect pancake, and I have a little unlikely secret ingredient to make those pancakes extra fluffy and addictively delicious: white vinegar.

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Pour the milk into a medium sized bowl.

Add the vinegar in the milk.  The vinegar will thicken the milk after a few minutes.

Set the bowl aside.

Wisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl.

 In a small bowl, melt the unsalted butter.

Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat.

Add the eggs, butter, and the milk and vinegar mixture to the dry ingredients.

Wisk the mixture batter until smooth.

Add a couple of teaspoons of unsalted butter to the pan, and spread it around so that the pan is covered with melted butter.

Pour 1/4 cup of batter to form pancakes.

Allow the pancakes to be on the griddle until the tops start to bubble (that should indicate that it is ready to be flipped.)

Gently flip the pancake over, the first side should be golden brown.

Well there it is, my tried and true pancake secret.  It is amazing how such a small step--adding a little vinegar-- can make such a big difference.


Anonymous said...

Wow, who knew vinegar could make pancakes so much better?! Thanks for the tip!

Chef Megs said...

You're so welcome!

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