What comes to mind when you hear the word pancake? You probably picture a golden brown color and feel the taste of fluffy texture in your mouth. Pancakes are all about golden brown, fluffy delicious flavor.
Have you every made pancakes before? Did you try to make them fluffy like they are supposed to be, but they just did not work out that way? Making fluffy pancakes is actually almost a science, if you choose to look at it that way.
When you end up with flat pancakes, there could be any number of reasons why. Most of the mistakes that cause flat pancakes are not something you could catch easily. You probably do not even realize you are making them.
The first cause of flat pancakes is pretty basic. If you have ever baked before and know what you are doing, you should be able to catch this one. They could be flat because you forgot about the baking soda or baking powder.
In every pancake recipe you find, you will see listed either baking powder or soda. As small the amount added is, you can not forget it because it is very important. This ingredient is what makes the pancakes rise and adds to the fluffiness.
Another cause of flat pancakes that many people can miss is the actual mixing of the batter. If you mix it too much or beat it, the pancakes will become tough and dense when they are actually made.
As you mix pancake batter, be gentle. Do not use an electric mixer or beat it vigorously. Use a wooden spoon and gently stir it until it is combined. This will ensure that your pancakes do not become tough.
You can make fluffy pancakes as long as you know what you are doing and you are careful. Do not just throw everything together, pay attention to what you are doing and they should come out great.
Source by Samantha Asher