Perfect Pancakes!

Pancake PicIt’s officially Pancake Day! In our house that means it’s brinner time (fixing breakfast foods for dinner).

As a little background, Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, which is the last day of feasting before Lent. It represents a tradition of eating rich foods before fasting begins.

To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to share some creative ideas and helpful tips for making the most perfect pancakes – regardless of when you choose to flip your cakes.

Tips for the Tastiest Pancakes

This is my favorite recipe because it uses buttermilk, which makes a difference in the flavor and fluffiness of your pancakes.

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice with 1 cup of milk and let sit for 10 minutes.

Williams-Sonoma Vanilla

Source: Williams-Sonoma

No matter which recipe you use, adding a dash of vanilla to your batter will truly enhance the flavor. Using a high-quality vanilla, like this one from Williams-Sonoma, makes a difference, too.

Fix the Fluffiest Pancakes

One of the most helpful tips for the fluffiest pancakes is to be sure and not over stir the batter, which makes your pancakes tough.

pancake batter

Source: Say Yes

Letting your batter rest, separating and whipping your egg whites, waiting until you see bubbles and flipping only once are other super helpful tips. See more details on this post.

A No-drip Tip

Use plastic squeeze bottles to pour your batter and keep the clean up to a minimum!

Plastic Squeeze Bottle

Source: Amazon

You can find condiment bottles like these online or in most grocery stores. You can also recycle and clean out a ketchup or salad dressing bottle for the same purpose!

Get Creative

Add a little creative flair to your hot cakes and try one of these recipes tonight. It is a holiday after all!

Nutella and Mini Pancake Kabobs

Nutella pancake kabobs

Source: Tablespoon

Stuffed Pancakes

Stuffed Pancakes

Source: Prepared Pantry

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Pancake Pops

pancake pop

Source: Number 2 Pencil

Rainbow Pancakes

Rainbow Pancakes

Source: I Am Baker (Nothing says “Mardi Gras”, which is actually French for Fat Tuesday, like a stack of bright-colored cakes! These might be the winner for our dinner tonight.)

Regardless of how you stack ’em up, I hope you have a happy and delicious pancake day!

-Kate

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