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Have you ever met anyone who turns their nose up at pancakes? Highly unlikely. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the humble pancake is perfect paired with most sweet or savoury toppings, and best of all – they’re easy to prepare.

If you’ve had the odd struggle pouring, flipping or preparing your pancakes, then I’ve got the tips of the trade to see you right on your next cooking or crepe-making occasion.

Grease before you begin

Always grease your pan before adding your pancake mixture. You can use a little oil, or a knob of butter. It’s also a good idea to wipe out any excess grease with a paper towel in between cooking each pancake.

Don’t stress about odd appearances

Your first few pancakes will always look a bit odd-shaped and ugly until you get the knack of what you’re doing. Just keep practicing with quantities and pouring techniques, and you’ll soon have a perfect orb shaped crepe.

Get the right temperature

Warm your pan slowly until it reaches a medium heat. You don’t want to cook the pancake too low or it will become rubbery. If you could it on a high temperature it will burn on the outside and remain gooey on the inside.

Loosen, then flip

Before you flip your pancake, you need to loosen it a little with a spatula. Once it’s loosened, you can either flip it over entirely using the spatula, or manoeuvre the pan and flip it unassisted. This takes a little practice, but is pretty simple to master.

Know the right time to flip

You know it’s time to flip the pancake when the surface is matt and the edges begin to brown. Wait for all the bubbles to pop, and then go for it.

Photo by David Loftus for The Little French Kitchen.

Recipes to try

Try Editor-in-Chief Rachel Khoo’s recipe for crêpes and buckwheat galettes.

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Recipes to try

Try Editor-in-Chief Rachel Khoo’s recipe for crêpes and buckwheat galettes.

Recipes to try

Try Editor-in-Chief Rachel Khoo’s recipe for crêpes and buckwheat galettes.

Have you ever met anyone who turns their nose up at pancakes? Highly unlikely. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the humble pancake is perfect paired with most sweet or savoury toppings, and best of all – they’re easy to prepare.

If you’ve had the odd struggle pouring, flipping or preparing your pancakes, then I’ve got the tips of the trade to see you right on your next cooking or crepe-making occasion.

Grease before you begin

Always grease your pan before adding your pancake mixture. You can use a little oil, or a knob of butter. It’s also a good idea to wipe out any excess grease with a paper towel in between cooking each pancake.

Don’t stress about odd appearances

Your first few pancakes will always look a bit odd-shaped and ugly until you get the knack of what you’re doing. Just keep practicing with quantities and pouring techniques, and you’ll soon have a perfect orb shaped crepe.

Get the right temperature

Warm your pan slowly until it reaches a medium heat. You don’t want to cook the pancake too low or it will become rubbery. If you could it on a high temperature it will burn on the outside and remain gooey on the inside.

Loosen, then flip

Before you flip your pancake, you need to loosen it a little with a spatula. Once it’s loosened, you can either flip it over entirely using the spatula, or manoeuvre the pan and flip it unassisted. This takes a little practice, but is pretty simple to master.

Know the right time to flip

You know it’s time to flip the pancake when the surface is matt and the edges begin to brown. Wait for all the bubbles to pop, and then go for it.

Photo by David Loftus for The Little French Kitchen.

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