Alton Brown's Tips For Perfect Pancakes

Alton Brown's Tips For Perfect Pancakes


At his Kidz Kitchen demonstration at the NYC Wine and Food Festival, Alton Brown not only answered audience members questions, but he taught the eager crowd how to make a kid-friendly dish, a pancake cake with a slime-like avocado frosting. Here are his tips for making the most delicious pancakes:

  • Always weigh out the dry ingredients. It's especially important to weigh out the flour which can become very compact.
  • For the best batter consistency, use both all-purpose and cake flours.
  • If using baking soda include an acidic ingredient in the wet mixture. Brown likes buttermilk.
  • To create your own pancake mix, measure several batches of the dry ingredients. Keep stored in air-tight container. Shake to combine before using the pancake mix.
  • Don't overbeat. The batter should be lumpy.
  • Be patient! When bubbles form around the edges of the cake and the center looks firm and set, carefully pick up with a spatula and flip over.

Did Alton Brown forget something? What's your technique for making the best pancakes?

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