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Old 10-07-2018, 01:28 PM   #1
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Pancakes Question, SOS.

Started making pancakes and in the middle just realized I only have bread flour. Not sure what to do now. Is it going to be a problem? Ruined pancakes?

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Old 10-07-2018, 01:31 PM   #2
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Bread flour has just a bit more gluten in it and unlike cake flour it has no baking powder in it. Add in a little baking powder and expect them to be a little more chewy, less light. Don't over stir it as the gluten gets more active as you stir. Otherwise, go for it. Make some for me too! ha ha
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:36 PM   #3
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Bread flour should be OK. You MAY have to add a little more liquid to get the batter the right texture as bread flour absorbs more liquid.
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:11 PM   #4
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Thank you. It sure worked. It was s little bit thick indeed. But in the end they came out ok. I even think they were a little bit better tasting
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:23 PM   #5
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Yay! So sometime when you get a chance, taste some gluten, it is in bagels and pizza dough, sometimes in pretzels (added gluten), see if that is the flavor you like. I'm a fan of it.


Will I see some in the mail then? (joke)
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Yay! So sometime when you get a chance, taste some gluten, it is in bagels and pizza dough, sometimes in pretzels (added gluten), see if that is the flavor you like. I'm a fan of it.


Will I see some in the mail then? (joke)

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Old 10-08-2018, 03:16 AM   #7
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CharleD, if all you had to work with was sour kraut, I think you could still find a way to make great pancakes. That being said...

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Not a lot you can do wrong with pancakes as long as you have flour, baking powder, milk, oil (or a shot of bacon grease), and an egg, and this is important... Don't over mix the batter!!!! The batter will be lumpy... the lumps seem to cook out just fine, and the more you work the batter the more you develop the gluten. Good in bread - not so good in pancakes.

There are other modifications, but basic pancakes are pretty easy. With a little experience, even quantities can be estimated.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:32 PM   #10
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Not a lot you can do wrong with pancakes...and this is important... Don't over mix the batter!!!! The batter will be lumpy...
I've always mixed the batter, then cooked with it right away even though I've read that letting it sit a while improves the end result. This last time I made them, I finally remembered to let them rest. If you wait just a little while (maybe about a half hour), the lumpy parts absorb liquid. No powdery residue trapped inside any pancake and, better yet, the very last pancakes were almost as fluffy as the first. Normally, the last pan of cakes from the batter are pretty flat ones.
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