Pancakes, served with bacon and maple syrup, fresh fruit, sugar, and a squeeze of lemon juice, are firm favourites in many weekend households.
Whether making your own from scratch, or using a pre-mix, here are some tips to help you make perfect pancakes every time.
- Leave your mix to sit for 30 to 60 minutes before cooking.
- Only lightly oil your pan. Try a paper towel lightly dipped in oil.
- Use oil instead of butter as the latter burns easily.
- Use a heavy based pan with low sides, which makes it easier for flipping. Try an omelette pan.
- Pour batter from a jug, into the centre of the pan.
- Cook until bubbles appear, then flip using a silicone
or metal spatula. The second side will take less
time to cook.
- Try using buttermilk in your mix, instead of normal milk.
- Swap plain flour for wholemeal, or buckwheat, flour for flavour and texture variations.