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F.A.P.Q. (Frequently Asked Pancake Questions)

May 21, 2020

We constantly receive many many questions about our famous blueberry buttermilk pancakes. Here are some F.A.P.Q. that we’ve received to help you make the fluffiest stacks at home! We’ll keep on adding to the list as they come rolling in. Peep the video above for a quick tutorial by Donna!

How do you get the pancakes to be SO fluffy?

Very Important: Do not over mix the batter. Gently fold in your liquid ingredients into your dry ingredients. Fold just until your dry mix is just covered. You want to aim for a consistency resembling cottage cheese. Lumps are good!

What is the best temperature to fry pancakes?

Better on the lower end. Because of the thickness you don’t want to darken the pancakes before the inside is cooked through. Cook pancakes on medium-low to medium heat.

What the heck is a “Chef’s Pancake”?

A “Chef’s Pancake” is pretty much the first pancake made for the day. A tester if you may. From here, we adjust the heat of the stove accordingly.

How do you make your pancakes so round?

Ice cream scoop! It works wonders. It’s also about precision and practise.

How do you make the blueberry compote?

Our blueberry compote is simply blueberries and sugar. Approximately 2 cups of fruit to ⅓ cup of sugar, Donna loves to add a touch of lemon zest as well!

What can I use instead of buttermilk for pancakes?

Mix together 1 cup of milk or cream with 1 tbsp of lemon juice or white vinegar. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then use as buttermilk! Won’t be as thick as typical buttermilk, but will work in the recipe the same.

What type of whip cream do you guys use?

We use 35% cream for all of our whipping cream.

What’s the difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Baking soda requires an acid and a liquid to become activated. Baking powder includes baking soda, as well as an acid. It only needs a liquid to become activated. What you use will depend on the recipe!

Can you store leftover pancake batter?

Yes! If you have leftover mix it can be used the following day. Any longer and it will begin to oxide (turn a darker colour with exposure to air). Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the mix to help prevent oxidation.

Can you freeze leftover pancakes? How would you store them?

Yes! Wrap them or place in a container, and heat them as you need them! Microwave or toaster (if it fits) works the best.

What is the difference between pancakes and waffles?

Waffle batter is thinner, and is made in a waffle iron. The grooves are made for catching sauces. Very similar!