Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fluffy Pancakes Perfect for the Summer


If you love pancakes, then you won’t mind preparing them when the sun gets hotter than the griddle. Well, to get you even more inspired, I have decided to share with you a few ideas on how to make your pancakes as summary as possible.

How to Make Pancakes in Summer
If you are a witty gal or pal, you’d say just as you do in winter or autumn, but I’d have to disagree. There are a few things that will make pancake recipes preparation more bearable once the sun starts biting.


First of all, have a cold drink at hand. A nice soda or lemonade will surely come in handy while you are flipping those lovely pancakes, right? Next, put your record on ☺. There’s nothing like preparing your favorite batch of pancakes while listening to your favorite summer song. And last, but certainly not least, find a source of quick pancake recipes that contains pancakes with fresh ingredients.


The Key to Fluffy Pancakes

Regardless of whether you are a cooking pro, or just want to perfect the art of pancake recipe making, you will surely appreciate what I am about to tell you… But not so fast. ☺ Let us first remember what constitutes a perfect pancake. A perfect pancake should be yummy, soft, and of course, light. 
Remember this: A few lumps are ok. And not just ok, if you think that a perfectly smooth batter will result in perfectly fluffy pancakes, then you, my friends, are very wrong. The more you mix the batter, the flatter they will be.  If you overmix the batter the gluten from the flour will further develop and this means the final result will be chewy. 


The Best Way to Make Your Favorite Pancake Recipe Summary

Well, you can make your favorite pancake recipe your go-to summer recipe if you follow one of these tips.

Ice cream
The thing that will make it summery is ice cream. Go for the classic vanilla and chocolate ice cream flavors, but I’d recommend going for fresher flavors. Strawberry is my all-time favorite flavor, and whole strawberry slices really make for the best hotcake bite. 

Fruit Sauce
Prepare a fruit sauce with your favorite seasonal fruits or berries. My favorite are peaches. Just peel 3 peaches and slice them into wedges, get one and a half cups of fresh blueberries, 4 teaspoons of a fruit jam, 2 tablespoons of sugar and the same amount of butter.

Fresh fruits
Buy a basket of your favorite fruits and chop them just as you would for a fruit salad. Top the pancakes with them and add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. 

Pineapples
Slice one pineapple into rings around half an inch thick, prepare your favorite recipe but be sure to adjust the amount of milk so that the batter is able to stick to the pineapple and still allow the excess to drip off. Dip each pineapple ring into the batter and cook on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Add a few drops of whiskey to the butter and enjoy these pancakes with a nice pina colada.
Only last week I made these and my friends couldn’t believe how fresh and yummy the pancakes were. Really, a great poolside snack idea, especially if one of your friends is a DJ. Let the party begin.

Whatever way of making your pancakes more “summery” you might choose, remember: a glass filled with iced lemonade, or a nice cold cocktail, is you best friend during the process of making pancakes, and that of eating them too. 

What are your favorite kinds of pancakes?

1 comment:

  1. OMG, SO hungry now! What super ideas, my favorite are blueberries (fresh not frozen), and they are going in. Thanks for the tip about about not beating the lumps out, my mom and I argue about this all the time! I', with you, so much fluffier when the batter is not perfectly smooth. Pinned and planned. And drooling!!

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