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    Here's The Ultimate Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

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    how to make the perfect pancakes

    Pancakes are the ultimate breakfast food — but what does it take to make the very best ones?

    To find out, we experimented with several different recipes, got deep into pancake science, and tried different tips and tricks.

    Here's what we found out was crucial to making the best pancakes of your life. You can also find Tasty's Ultimate Pancake Recipe at the bottom of this post.

    1. Use the right amount of flour.

    flour tests for pancakes

    2. Measure the flour using the spoon-and-level method.

    3. Use buttermilk instead of regular milk.

    a carton of buttermilk

    4. Or, if you don't have buttermilk, just add a few tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar to some whole milk, and let it stand for five to ten minutes.

    5. Use a generous amount of butter in your batter.

    6. Add the egg white separately from the egg yolk.

    separated eggs with pancakes

    7. This is crucial: Do not overmix your batter.

    8. Once all the ingredients are folded in, let your batter rest for about 15–30 minutes.

    batter resting

    9. If you can, use a cast iron pan to cook the pancakes.

    10. And use butter to cook your pancake instead of oil.

    butter on a pan

    Here's the complete recipe if you want to make it at home:


    Find more tips on how to make the perfect buttermilk pancakes here.

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    Video shot by Matthew Ciampa and edited by Oliver Alexander.