How to make a light pancake batter

Hello foodies!

Today, I propose to make a light and fluffy pancake batter as a chef.

Well ok it's nice lurette that the chandeleur has passed, but it does not matter, especially when we like us a craving for pancakes light, greedy and fluffy to wish, sudden and well, we launch!

Serves 4
  • 50 cl milk
  • 250g wheat or buckwheat flour for gluten intolerants
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 sachets of vanilla sugar
  • 1 c. soup of powdered sugar
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • The zest of 1 yellow or green lemon
  • 1 vanilla bean

Make your pancake batter



Step 1

Sift the flour into a bowl, add the vanilla sugar, powdered sugar and salt.


Step 2

Dig a well and break the eggs. Mix by gradually incorporating the flour.


Step 3

Then pour in the milk, stirring constantly. Film the bowl and let stand for 1 hour in the fridge.

Step 4

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Grease it generously with a knob of butter.

Step 5

Pour a ladle of dough, tilt the pan in all directions to distribute it Let it cook for 2 minutes, then turn the pancake over by sautéing it, or with a spatula.

Step 6

Cook for an additional 1 minute. Book on a plate. Repeat until the dough has run out.

Enjoy plain pancakes, with sugar, jam or melted chocolate.


Chefs tips and tricks

To get a light and successful pancake batter, you have to follow a few rules, but nothing too complicated I reassure you
  • To begin with, you need a good flour/liquid ratio, indeed adding too much flour will make your pancake heavy, dry, even brittle.
  • Conversely, not enough flour and your pancake will not cook properly and it will tear.
  • Then you have to succeed in giving an airy side to your dough, and for that the secret is to make the eggs frothy, beat your eggs to get a sparkling effect
  • And finally, you need fat; the fat will give moisture to the pancake without preventing it from cooking, it will contribute to the softness and diffusion of flavors
After that you will be ready to become the queen of pancakes and impress your spouses or children if you have any   

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