If there’s one food that’s ubiquitous with breakfast, it’s the pancake. But while this fluffy morning mainstay can be a rounded piece of heaven when done properly, too often unreliable cooktops lead to flapjacks that are charred and uneven–or completely underdone.
Admittedly, it’s easy to miss the mark on the picture-perfect finish–a smooth, golden color and an unblemished canvas for a hearty helping of syrup. Or rather, it was easy to miss the mark. Signature Kitchen Suite’s new dual-fuel pro ranges come fully equipped with chromium griddles that deliver consistent and even heating for a drool-worthy pancake that’ll make you flip.
Follow our tried-and-true tips to help you get the lightest, fluffiest pancakes you’ve ever tasted.
1. TAKE IT EASY
Never overmix the batter. It overdevelops the gluten, which results in tougher pancakes that don’t rise as well while cooking.
2. ADD SOME SOUR TO YOUR SWEET
Mixing in some buttermilk or even milk with a squeeze of lemon to your dry ingredients can enhance your pancakes’ flavor–the touch of acidity bringing balance to the combination.
3. OPT FOR OIL NOT BUTTER
Although pancakes are generally captured in photographs with an enticing square of butter on top, save it for the breakfast table. Instead, use vegetable oil on your skillet since the ingredient is less likely to burn than butter.
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