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Monday, May 24, 2010

fluffy pancakes

Finally, I found the perfect recipe for the fluffiest pancakes. My pancakes never were this soft until I found "The Secret". When I tried it out last Sunday, I was thrilled that they were actually fluffy! The mister, being the pancake lover he is, gave it an A :) We had our pancakes with chocolate, vanilla, and mocca flavored ice cream. Yumm-O! Here's the recipe:  
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup shortening melted

First,  throw in the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, then add all the wet ingredients - egg, milk and shortening and stir them into the dry ingredients until you get a moist, even, and thick  pancake batter. Be sure that the batter is a little difficult to pour on your pan, because the pancakes will be fluffier.
Pour the batter on to a hot nonstick pan and cook the pancakes on low heat. Since the batter is thicker don't use to much heat because your pancakes will turn brown on the outside and will still not be done in the middle. Turn the pancake around when bubbles form on top of it and then cook until the second side is golden brown.

"The Secret" for extra fluffiness:
1. Sift the flour.
2. Separate the egg whites from the yolk and beat them until they turn to white creamy snow. Then follow the fluffy pancake recipe except don't add the egg whites to the batter. Only when the batter is mixed and ready slowly and gently stir in the egg whites. 
3. Substitute some milk (1/4 cup) with mineral water.
You'll know if your pancakes are fluffy or not by the texture. The more little bubbles form in the pancake, the more fluffier they are. Try it out! You'll love the results :)

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