Fluffy Pancake Recipe

With this fluffy pancake recipe we will try to make pancakes that are lighter, softer, and fluffier. The basic recipe is pretty much the same as every other pancake recipe. The only difference is we add a little bit more baking powder and a little bit less milk. This makes the batter denser and it raises more when we cook it. The result is a nice and fluffy pancake. But that's not all. In the end I have collected and added a few extra tips to make your flapjacks even softer. This recipe will serve 2 people, maybe three, but you can easily double it. But first - what do we need to get started?


Fluffy Pancake Recipe Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup shortening melted

First take a bowl big enough to hold all the ingredients and throw in the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt - all the dry stuff. Then add all the wet ingredients - egg, milk and shortening and stir them into the dry ingredients until you get a moist and even pancake batter.

The batter will probably be pretty thick and this is the way we want it. It might be a little difficult to pour on your griddle or pan, but the pancakes will be fluffier.

We need about 1/4 cup of batter for one pancake. Pour the batter onto a greased hot griddle and make a four inch pancake. You can also use a nonstick pan or a normal pan with a little oil or butter to prevent pancakes from sticking to it.

Cook the pancakes on medium heat. Since the batter is thicker don't use to much heat because your pancakes will turn brown on the outside and will still not be done in the middle. Low to medium heat gives best results. Turn the pancake around when bubbles form on top of it and then cook until the second side is golden brown.

And we are done.

Now for the extra fluffy tricks and tips:

1. Sift the flour - this one is pretty basic and lots of people recommend it. Just sift the flour before you start making your pancake batter.

2. Separate the egg whites from the yolk and beat them - this is an old trick that you can use in any recipe to get softer results. Separate the egg whites from the yolk and beat them until they turn to white creamy snow. Then follow the fluffy pancake recipe except don't add the egg whites to the batter. Only when the batter is mixed and ready slowly and gently stir in the egg whites and then make pancakes.

3. Substitute some milk (1/4 cup) with bubbly mineral water (one that has CO2 gas in it). Use plain water without any additives, don't use flavored ones (well actually you could, but then you would get flavored pancakes :) ). The CO2 bubbles in the water will be released into the batter making it lighter and making even more fluffy pancakes :). If you are bold - some people even use beer for this! Think about beer foam - lots and lots of tiny bubbles.

So this is it for the fluffy pancake recipe , let me know how it goes or if you have any more pancake tips and tricks.

02.12.2009. 10:45

Comments

Hayden 08.01.2010. 14:28

It does make very light fluffy pancakes, but they taste like scones.

Javacelt 04.08.2010. 17:36

I just tried this recipe (using the fluffier version of it) and they came out PERFECT! We did not have plain carbonated water so I used Cherry 7Up and you we could not even taste it! We did not think it tasted like scones at all. My husband and I loved them! And I am not usually a big fan of pancakes because they are usually so thick and filling, but these were very fluffy and light! THANK YOU for the great recipe! This will definitely be THE pancake recipe in our house! :)

KenC 25.12.2010. 09:48

Sorry, not recommended. I've tried a bunch of fluffy pancake recipes over the years. This one doesn't rate high for me. Too much salt, and way too thick. Came out very very dry, thick and not super fluffy.

If you're going to try it def use low heat as they take a while to cook through. Though by the time the ones cooking are done the ones cooked will be cool.

Bek 21.03.2011. 00:34

**DEFINITELY whip egg white separately before adding to mixture as the very last step**
Turned out nice & fluffy. Ingredients & steps were very similar to an old recipe (which also added 5mls of vinegar), but adding whipped egg whites separately DOES THE TRICK FOR FLUFFY PANCAKES.
I actually added a MASHED BANANA to the mix before adding egg whites & cooked on low-ish heat. Yummy (and a good way to use old fruit).

Anonymous 28.11.2011. 03:41

i thin it is good

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