July 5, 2009
Pancake Rescue - Help!
I'm a cook who likes to make most things from scratch. But I draw the line at some things like making my own pasta and making pancakes from ingredients in the baking cupboard.
Recently, I asked my son what he wanted for breakfast. He said "Pancakes". No Bisquick was available but after being away for 5 days I agreed that I would make him some pancakes from scratch if I could find the recipe.
I followed the Five Roses Flour recipe to a T. But the first few pancakes had the consistency of a roti or a Paratha (a type of Indian flatbread). Chewy, pale and oily. While I like Paratha, (my favourite is onion)it's not what a pancake should be.
Any ideas what I did wrong? Was the pan not hot enough?