Saturday, January 8, 2011

Secret to the Fluffiest Pancakes Ever!


I don't recall where I learned this tip to making the fluffiest pancakes ever, but it is so simple. You just take your favorite brand of pancake mix. My favorite is the Fresh and Easy brand. Do you have those stores near you? I love mine and they send coupons in the mail all the time.


 Next you add to it some sort of acid. Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar is what I use. Add about a
teaspoon for a small batch and maybe a tablespoon for a larger batch of pancakes. The acid reacts with the  baking soda or powder that is in the recipe and causes the mix to bubble a little bit. Now to counteract the sour you just added, add an equal amount of sugar if you'd like. That's what I do. Let the mix sit for a few minutes to get some good bubble action and then make as usual.  

16 comments:

acorn hollow said...

Great idea my daughter puts cinnamon in hers also.
Cathy

craftyles said...

The pancakes look so yummy. Mine never turn out fluffy-I'm going to try the lemon juice. I also love your coupon tips. I am resolved to do more of this in 2011.

Lorie said...

Okay, I used to do this. I actually learned about it on the back of a box of Bisquick! I haven't made them that way in FOREVER and I so want to make pancakes right now!!

Lorie said...

And I used to live RIGHT next to a Fresh and Easy, but we dontt have them here in Austin. I so miss them!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A great tip! I'll have to give this a try for my pancaking loving hubby and kids :)

Blessings!
Gail

Inspired2cook said...

I LOVE pancakes!

CHERI said...

Thanks so much for coming by for a visit. I like your idea of GARBAGE CAN soup:) Also like this pancake idea and will definitely try it. We sometimes have pancakes for our evening meal...breakfast for supper! Please come back to visit anytime.

Ann said...

Yes I do this too and I almost choked on my tea when I saw the F & E box... I LOVE that store (Iam totally cheating on TRder JOe!)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I did not know that. I'll be sharing this with hubs - pancakes are his specialty.

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laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've never heard of doing that. I'll sure give it a try, because your pancakes look delicious! Thank you for the tip, and thank you for linking this great idea to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

shopannies said...

these surely do look fluffy thanks for the tip come over and see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Thanks for that tip ... I don't even like pancakes, but these look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Elaine...

Oooh...your pancakes DO look fluffy and absolutely scrumptious!!! I must admit, I have never heard to add lemon juice or vinegar to make a pancake fluff. I'll be giving this a try! Thanks so much for sharing this great tip with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week! It was a real pleasure to have you join in with the fun!

Warmest summery wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Thank you! I had no idea!

Barbara F. said...

I've never heard of vinegar in the mix, yours sure do look light and fluffy. I've been thinking about pumpkin pancakes for the longest time....xo

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