How do you cook your pancakes?

I recently stayed at a friends house and we all made breakfast, lunch and dinner together and had a real good time.
But on two occasions we made pancakes, and I discovered that they cook them differently from the way I cook them. They squish the pancakes as they cook them, which made them very thick, heavy and not so tasty.

I was wondering if other people squish pancakes as the cook them. It seems strange to me since I have been told not to ever do that.


Ah hahahhah!


Whaddya know. Pancakes was Food of the Day just last week.

Push? I like my pancakes light and fluffy… and made by my boy toy.

I shall have him make me pancakes tomorrow. <3


I don’t squish my pancakes when I cook them. However, I do lightly press on them sometimes to check how cooked the inside is.

I did that once and they wound up not tasty.

I don’t squish it. It’s more of a light pressure to test resistance. It’s worked for me, but I have yet to find a pancake that wasn’t delicious (excluding burnt pancakes). I even enjoy the batter.

I dont squish them. I wait till the bubbles in the batter rise and break, then flip it and wait until the edges are dry. Then its usually done and it hasn’t been mushed.

No touching except for flipping - they’re doing it wrong. A visual assessment (yay, I used one of my science tests) of the uncooked side gives enough information on when to flip. :slight_smile:

What I do is take the mix, use a soup scoop to pour maybe about half a cup’s worth into a buttered pan. Then I spread it with a plastic spatula around the entire area of the pan to make a thin crepe. I roll these and serve with real maple syrup and frosted sugar.

It sounds SUPER delicious even though you strayed into crepe territory. :smiley:


Dry ingredients:

1 cup of flour
¼ tea spoon of salt
1 soup spoon of sugar

Wet ingredients:

1 ½ cup of milk
1 soup spoon of melted butter

Other ingredients:

2 large or 3 small eggs
1 tea spoon of vanilla essence



  1. Mix dry and wet ingredients separately.
  2. Add eggs to blender
  3. Add 1/3 dry mix and 1/3 wet mix to the eggs. Blend.
  4. Repeat
  5. Repeat.
  6. Add vanilla essence, mix very briefly.
  7. Allow to sit for 30-60 minutes


  1. Grease pan or plaque.
  2. Warm pan or plaque at medium to low intensity
  3. Pour 1 scoop of the blended mix into 2 halves on the plaque
    half a scoop at a time if in a frying pan.
  4. Spread the mix using a plastic spatula into circles.
  5. Flip the half cooked pancake over when it has acquired the consistency that allows you to flip the half cooked pancake.
  6. Cook 2nd side as the first.
  7. Remove from the plaque or pan.


  1. Roll pancake in plate, pour maple syrup and sprinkle powdered sugar.

I don’t…I get a WOMAN to cook them for me

Pancakes do wonders the morning after, Zep.

Zepp doesn’t get a morning after. He kicks the woman out that night. He’s like Barney from How I Met Your Mother but in China.

Sin’s pancake recipe looks like awesome. I’ll have to try it. Got anymore awesome recipes to share? o.o

Sunny side up.

I concur, they certainly do. :slight_smile:

That sounds quite good Sin. I’ll have to try that some time.

This, but I don’t watch the edges. By the time the bubbles break through the other side the pancake has been cooked through pretty well. I just flip and wait a minute or two before flipping again and checking.