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    ok, I give up, what's the secret?

    I've been trying to make pancakes from scratch. They come out ok, but not great. I want those fluffy thick pancakes not the flat ones I keep making.
    what's the secret? Can someone clue me in?
    Thanks guys

    -gg

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    separate the egg yolks from the whites, and beat the whites (with a beater, if you have one) until they form stiff peaks. mix up the rest of the batter (put in the yolks), then gently fold it into the egg whites. this makes light, thick batter that you have to flatten on the griddle with the back of a spoon, but it makes unbelievable pancakes.

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    wow, that sounds awesome. thanks.

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    does your recipe call for baking powder? if not, maybe check for one that does, and if it does, try a fresh tin of it! it's not as fancy as the egg whites way, but... it might help!

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    Also keep your batter a bit thicker (less liquids) to get thicker pancakes, just be sure it's not too thick or they'll turn out raw in the middle - yuck!

    I've been messing with Bisquick pancakes lately and although adding banana was good, using plain unsweetened yogurt to substitute for an egg and some of the milk turned out pretty good, you might want to try that. The acid would also help activate baking soda. (As would lemon juice.)

    Happy pancakes!

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    Oh Bisquick is great for so many things, but you can make your own Bisquick by adding baking powder and baking soda. I think the measurement is 1/2 tsp per cup but you'd better look that up if you want it right.

    My favorite pancake mix is Fearns Soya, has a great flavor and is as easy as adding water or milk.

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    I use cake flour - it makes them nice and fluffy.

    Alton brown has a GREAT recipe too...

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    Speaking of baking powder, I just make my own:
    1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon cornstarch


    This is the recipe I use...

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour(or whole wheat flour)
    3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon Splenda
    1 1/4 cups milk
    1 egg
    1/2 cup applesauce

    DIRECTIONS:
    1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and applesauce; mix until smooth.

    2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

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    You should also remember to make sure the heat is just right. If it's too low, your pancakes will get more time to spread, making them thin. If it's too high, you'll get dark pancakes quickly, and they might not be cooked through.

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    Using buttermilk for the milk helps make them fluffier, too. And duck eggs instead of chicken, if you can get them.


 
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