At first, it seems odd to read about the perfect American pancake from a Brit, but the way I see it, it makes perspective on the fluffy, cakey classic that much clearer. Not having grown up with the tradition skirts being biased by a grandmother’s standby that, though afflicted with too much baking soda and not enough sugar, still makes it to the table every Sunday.
Free from allegiances to the ‘traditional family pancake,’ Felicity Cloake of The Guardian mixes, pan-fries, and taste-tests to find the best American pancake. She considers elements like rising agents, flour, and technique, before she decides on the very best and delivers the recipe. The quintessential expression of America through batter is a pancake golden-hued and fluffy, the perfect vehicle for maple syrup and crispy bacon. Coffee alongside is optional, but at least in America, the bacon is not.
How to cook perfect American pancakes from The Guardian
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