Want to make the best pancakes ever? If you’re an old hand at flipping pancakes, your crepes are cracking or you seriously need to better your batter, we’ve rounded up the best tips and tricks from some of our favourite celebrity chefs. If you want to make perfect pancakes… read on.
For the best pancakes ever: Separate Yolks & Whites
Want unbelievably fluffy pancakes? For Gordon Ramsay there’s only one way: separate your egg whites from your egg yolks. Whisk the yolks into the batter as you normally would. In a separate bowl, whisk your egg whites to stiff peaks. Then gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
For the best pancakes ever: use brown sugar
American chef, Mario Batali, says forgo the traditional white sugar and replace with brown. Crumble two tablespoons on top of the batter and roughly mix in for a subtle yet rich flavour.
For the best pancakes ever: swap in buttermilk
Forget whole, semi or skimmed - on every blog, forum and website there’s only one way to get light, fluffy pancakes: buttermilk.
For the best pancakes ever: get the temperature right
A hot tip from Jamie Oliver: to tell if your pan or crepe maker is hot enough, add a drop of water. If it bounces for a second or two before evaporating, it’s ready.
Can you make the perfect pancake? What’s your number one tip?