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Old 02-18-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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Question Pancake batter question

When you make pancake batter and you find it's too much to use all at once, can you save the batter for another time soon?

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When you make pancake batter and you find it's too much to use all at once, can you save the batter for another time soon?

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Old 02-18-2007, 01:34 PM   #3
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Too many pancakes? Hmm, you are a more disciplined sould than me! LOL I can honestly say I have never had that problem! English/frech pancakes cooked also save well though! Don't know about the lovely little risen US ones, again, never had that problem!
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:35 PM   #4
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i'm so glad! Anything (if it's not bad for you) to save time!

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Old 02-18-2007, 01:36 PM   #5
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Too many pancakes? Hmm, you are a more disciplined sould than me! LOL I can honestly say I have never had that problem! English/frech pancakes cooked also save well though! Don't know about the lovely little risen US ones, again, never had that problem!
I have frozen & then drosted made pancakes but they never seemed to taste right.

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Old 02-18-2007, 01:37 PM   #6
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I meant defrosted
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:56 PM   #7
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I'd cook all the pancake batter and freeze the cooked, cooled pancakes.
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:41 PM   #8
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Pancake batter should ideally be used within 30-minutes of mixing the wet and dry ingredients together ... up to an hour is pushing the envelope but can still produce acceptable results. The longer the batter sits, the less "poof" you will have in your pancakes.

While "defrosted" pancakes will never taste the same as "hot off the griddle" - they may be a better alternative than using a batter that has lost it's leavening ability - which will result in a much denser pancake.
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:24 PM   #9
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Interesting Michael. The opposite is taughtin English lore, for panckaes, obviously ours don't have "poof" but we are told to get the best crepes to make the batter and let it sit for at least thirty minutes if we can :) To be honest, I rarely do, and if I want US style panckaes, I want them "now" so I would never leave the batter!
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:30 PM   #10
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Crepe batter and pancake batter are different--pancakes have a good bit of leavening. Crepes need to rest to get the bubbles out.
I agree with Michael. Our kids make pancakes and freeze them to have for quick breakfast for their chilluns. Not as good as fresh, but better than the freezer section's.
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