I love pancakes, but going through the hassle to make them is honestly not often worth the taste. If you like pancakes, but also don’t like going through the hassle to make them, then maybe this review will help you out a little bit. I often find reviews to be pretty helpful when I’m looking for something, so hopefully this will help you understand what a Perfect Pancake Maker is. I found this product on my search for ways to make pancake making a bit easier, and it seems to be gaining popularity. Keep reading to find out about how it works and whether or not it could help you.
Do you love the taste of pancakes, but can’t stand the mess that making them leaves behind? Do you have the perfect pancake recipe, but rarely use it, because it is simply too much hassle? If you and your family love pancakes and wish there was a simpler way to make tasty and nice looking pancakes without the mess or all that excess oil or butter then you are going to want to take the time to read this new perfect pancake maker review.
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Perfect Pancake Maker
The Perfect Pancake Maker is a metal contraption that has a bottom with four circular indents, and it also has a lid. You are supposed to pour your pancake mix into the four indents, close the lid, flip it over, and then open the lid. You do this over a stove top in order to heat up the pancake batter within the contraption, and then when you open the lid, you should have four pancakes cooked and ready to eat. The pancakes are also supposed to easily slide off of the metal, due to a special surface that the company claims to have used. It seems to be pretty popular among the public, and it seems like it would be pretty convenient. It costs around $20.00, so it is affordable as well.
Pancake ingredients will vary from country to country and even from household to household as most home made pancake recipes contain one or two secret ingredients and in many cases homemade pancakes are often started from a pancake mix and then other ingredients are added. The basic ingredients often found in American pancakes often include:
- Milk or buttermilk
- Baking Powder
- Baking soda
If you want to make the best pancakes possible then you need to start out with a good pancake recipe and then fine-tune it until it is exactly they type of pancake you want. Once you have the perfect basic pancake recipe you can then add many different ingredients to keep things interesting. Adding Blueberries, bananas or even bits of fresh apples and a little cinnamon to the mix can change the entire taste of the pancakes.
While toppings such as pure maple syrup, strawberries and whipped cream and other such ingredients can turn that pancake into a wonderful tasty dessert. If you want a really light and fluffy batter try adding 7-up in place of milk in your pancake mix.
The Dry Ingredients:
The following ingredients are for up to nine pancakes total.
1 Cup Flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt
These can be measured, store and waiting for when you want to make your super pancake breakfast or supper.
The amazing part of making pancakes for homemade mix is these will taste so much fresher than those made from a box that’s sitting in a store for a long period of time. Family and friends who have only had “just add water” pancakes will be amazed at the difference in taste.
You Will Need:
¾ cup of milk
2 Tablespoons of margarine melted
When you are ready to make your big pancake breakfast pull out your sealed cooking bag or jar with the dry mixed ingredients.
Beat the egg until it’s fluffy, and then add the milk and the melted margarine. Mix these with a spoon. Pour in the dry ingredients and mix these well. You can use a blender on low, a whisk, or if you have a strong wrist just stir quickly with a fork. You want these ingredients to be mixed together well.
Fry Pan or Griddle
A griddle makes the pancakes a very simple breakfast item to make, but you can produce excellent cakes from a frying pan too. You will need to heat either the pan or griddle, and rub a layer of butter at the bottom. This is a light coating as you don’t want to let the butter “glob” or collect in the middle. To test to see if the pan or griddle is hot enough drop a few small water droplets on the surface. If these drops break up and “dance” into smaller droplets you know the pan is hot enough.
Pouring isn’t tough if you use a measuring cup. Pour ¼ cup of the batter into the pan and tip it to spread it flat. If you are using a griddle just tip it a bit, and it should spread out. Don’t flip the pancake until you see bubbles form in the surface.
Adding the Extras
Since you have the shortcut of the mixture being ready beforehand you might want to move beyond the basic pancake. Naturally, after making the pancake you can add fruit, crème, or special syrups for a special taste or a holiday treat, but it’s also possible to make a little more than standard pancake. Summer flavors such as mango, strawberry, or melon can be placed on the plate alongside on stacked between the cakes. Holiday flavors such as cranberry, cinnamon, or nutmeg are easy to find in specialty syrups.
It’s best not to go too overboard with adding flavors. Many guests enjoy selecting a syrup, or adding just the amount of fruit, butter or crème topping that’s just right for them.
Adding More to the Mix
You can make specialty cakes by simply adding to the initial dry mix. For example for a little added bonus to pancakes you can add a ½ cup of oatmeal. This gives the pancake a different familiar breakfast tasty, and a firmer texture.
In making pancakes from scratch it is fun to experiment and try new tastes you would never find in a store bought mix. With a little practice many at home cooks develop their own unique favorite recipes that families and friends look forward to as a special treat.
The purpose of this product is to make pancake-making much more convenient. Instead of cooking one pancake at a time, you can cook four in less time. The company claims that you just have to make the batter and pour it into the four indents that have been made, close the contraption, heat it, flip it, and open it. This seems faster than putting one pancake into a skillet at a time, and having to time your flips and hope that the batter doesn’t spill out of the skillet. I have had my fair share of flipping pancakes right out of the skillet, which is more than annoying and leaves a big mess for me to clean up. I’m also very bad at judging when to flip the pancakes, so they either turned out burnt or undercooked. The batter also always sticks to the pan and it hard to scrub off later. The Perfect Pancake Maker’s company claims that their product would take away this hassle for good. They also claim that their product can cook eggs and crepes as well, which is an added bonus.
When to Make a Pancake Mix
The beauty of creating a pancake mix on your own is that you don’t need to do this on the morning you expect to make a big breakfast. You can have the dry portion of the ingredients for the mix in a closed jar or sealed cooking bag waiting for the moment you need it. Some smart cooks even label a jar or sealed bag with the ingredients to add to the mix along with other instructions for an easier time in the kitchen when you want to make your pancakes. If properly sealed this can be stored for several months. This allows the cook more time to make a larger breakfast, or to add a few special touches to pancake breakfast or supper.
Even though most customers seem to be happy about this purchase, I have found a few complaining about the same thing: that the Perfect Pancake Maker’s pancakes do not slide right off of the pan. Some customers say that they now have to use non-stick cooking spray before placing the batter into the contraption in order to get the pancakes to come out of the contraption without them ripping apart. Although it is an easy fix, it is not what the company claimed. I believe that you should be informed of the flaws that I find. If you have some non-stick cooking spray or butter, then you can avoid trying to pry your pancakes off of the bottom of the indents.