Pancakes are a beloved breakfast staple enjoyed by millions around the world. Whether it’s a classic stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes or a more exotic version like Japanese soufflé pancakes or Dutch pancakes, they have a special place in our hearts and on our breakfast tables.
With 21 February being National Pancake Day, it is a very fitting occasion for you to indulge in its goodness.
As reported by Mirror, as per chef Oliver Marlowe, to get the fluffiest and perfect pancakes, the prep work should begin the day before. Here are all the secrets he spills.
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The secret to making perfect pancakes
As per the report, it is crucial to get the pancake batter just right in order to make great pancakes. And for this, the batter should be rested in the fridge overnight.
Mirror quotes the chef as saying,
Resting your batter is the most important step as it lets the gluten rest.
What happens overnight is that all that gluten you’ve mixed together relaxes down and increases in size and aerates.
Doing the above also makes for a smooth batter without any lumps, which in turn makes for delicious pancakes.
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National Pancake Day
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day which happens right before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday.
Far from its historic origins, Pancake Day now is treated as a day dedicated to indulging in delicious and fluffy pancakes. So keep an eye out for great deals and discounts on pancakes from restaurants as well as brands that offer pancake mixes.
Pancake day is a fun and tasty way to celebrate a beloved breakfast food and kick off the day with something sweet and satisfying.
Mirror: ‘Top chef shares trick to making perfect pancakes – and it’s key to start day before’
Historic UK: ‘Pancake Day’