Perfect Pancakes

PhotobucketAlthough Tuesday was Pancake Day (Fat Tuesday), I decided to share my pancake pictures for our Friday Food Fight.


Iron Chef Allan makes perfect golden brown pancakes every time.  They’re light and fluffy, not dense and thick like the kind from a pancake mix, which happens to be the fancy concrete pancakes I made for my girls’ classes on Tuesday.



But, I smothered those lead weights with enough syrup or powder sugar and lemon juice (a British Pancake Day tradition) so no one was the wiser.  I think.



Over the years, Allan has mastered and fine-tuned his pancake recipe.  His pancakes are so perfect that it has ruined us from enjoying in any restaurant even when they are free.


We flip over Iron Chef Allan’s perfect pancakes every time.



Iron Chef Allan’s Perfect Pancake Recipe


1 ½ cups King Arthur White or White Wheat Flour (180 g)

3 Tbsp Sugar

2 tsp Baking powder

¼ tsp Baking soda

1 tsp Salt

2 eggs

½ cup Sour cream (secret ingredient to prevent stiffening)

1 cup Milk (skim or 2%)

3 Tbsp Melted butter or canola oil

1 tsp Vanilla



Set griddle to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients.  Then, in a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients.  Combine wet and dry ingredients in the large bowl with as few stirs as possible.  Let batter rest for 5 minutes.  Pour ¼ cup of batter onto a lightly greased griddle.  Flip when batter is bubbly and still wet.  Cook for approximately one minute more.  Serve with maple syrup.


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  1. Hazel says:

    Hi Denise, I’m linking up with Friday Food Fight today 🙂

    A friend in the UK did say to me they were making pancakes on Tuesday, said it was Pancake Day; some word like Shrove or something. (I didn’t research it, ops) I love pancakes, especially for breakfast. Yours here really look yummy it’s making me hungry and it’s dinnertime in my side of the globe.

    • Run DMT says:

      Pancakes for supper! Why not?! We eat them all day long on Pancake Day. 🙂 And yes, Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday.

  2. FoodTripFriday says:

    Welcome to Food Trip Friday and Thanks for joining us.
    Look at those li’l eyes waiting for their yummy Pancakes!
    My boys could eat Pancake too anytime of the day. 🙂

  3. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    OMG, that recipe looks FABULOUS!!! You have to share it with us next Thursday on our meme, it is almost exactly like my recipe except for the sour cream… I’ll have to try that next time.
    I also LOVE to have pancakes for dinner with fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream.
    Your daughter looks so happy to be eating whatever you made, just because you are there!!
    Thanks for letting me plug our meme, you are the sweetest!

  4. Scott says:

    Looks like you had them fooled quite well!

    My mom now makes tasty, but very lean pancakes. And I miss the ones she used to make–not lean at all, but much more tasty!

  5. OfeliaNJ says:

    Homemade pancakes got me already interested. Add that secret ingredient and it’s impossible to resist. Do you top them with regular syrup?

  6. XmasDolly says:

    Sorry I didn’t make it here Thursday, and I missed all this??? Man, set me a plate I’ll be right over. Definitely copying this one down. I totally love pancakes and all kinds. That’s for signing up with us today! Hope to see you next week too!

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