I'm Not Getting The Hang of Making This Pancake!

Philippines
June 10, 2011 7:35pm CST
Oh I am certainly not happy with my pancake cooking...uggghhh laugh ll you want b ut this is getting ugly! I bought pillsbury choclate pancake mix and followed all the directions but then it's not cooking the way it should. I always used the vanilla flavor and it cooks okay but this choco thingy is terrible. The consistency is way different... uggghh any suggestions and tips?
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@Masihi (4227)
• Canada
11 Jun 11
I myself have had lots of trouble making pancakes until I came across a recipe on JoyOfBaking.com, it's an extensive recipe site for anything bake-able especially in the line of sweets, quick breads, pancakes, buscuits, although it doesn't include conventional breads. Here's the recipe that I always follow: http://www.joyofbaking.com/breakfast/Pancakes.html Please avoid the mixes, any kind, actually, as they're full of preservatives/chemicals, anything au natural is a lot healthier and economic. When I do the cooking, I just use an ordinary frying pan greased with butter, and I put the burner on medium-high, that's a bit higher than I would if I were cooking hamburger meat. I hope that helps :-)
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• Philippines
11 Jun 11
thank you for this information...i think i will be trying it out very soon.
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@Masihi (4227)
• Canada
11 Jun 11
Awesome!
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Jun 11
hi candyfairy for one thing do not stir your pancake dou gh till its all smooth as thats one key then wait for it to have bubbles showinng it is setting and cooking as if you flip too soon the pancake will stick and fall apart. leave the dough a little lumpy and do not flip too soon. if you had good results with pillsbury other pancake mix you should have no problem with this mix either.perhaps the choolate in it makes it cook slowe as chocolate has some fat in it. try waiting till you see a number of bubbles before flipping it and use enough oil so pand does not sticklI am not familar with using pillsbury as I always used Aunt Jemima pancake mix but I would think most mixes as the same.
• Philippines
11 Jun 11
thanks hatley for this tip...i think so too its the chocolate. I waited 1 1/2 mins before i flipped it but it would fall apart. then i waited 2 mins and just the same... or perhaps the mix ix not good enough?
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• Philippines
11 Jun 11
from the 4 or 5 brands often available off a local grocery rack, i prefer maya. the consistency is way better. i've noticed that when it comes to baking or anything to do with breads, cakes and pastries... exact measurements, as specified in the direction, is the key. next is not over-mixing things. aside from the flour mix, it also has added sugar and cocoa mix so the texture is probably not the same unlike in the regular pancake mix. if you are making chocolate flavored pancakes, heat the pan and try putting the non-stick pan in very low heat. i find that chocolate-flavored cooks better in low heat. then flip the pancake to the other side when more than 50% of the uncooked surface becomes bubbly. it's easy to overcook a chocolate-flavored pancake so time yourself well. if it's too much of a hassle, you can always go back to the flavor you are used to and just use chocolate syrup for toppings. that would be easier. hehe
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
1 Jul 11
Don't ask me! Pancakes of any consistency isn't my forte'! I just can't seem to get the hang of it at all, though they are delicious I just can't make them. Frozen pancakes ofcourse those are easy but you get what I'm saying. When it comes to chocolate chip pancakes, if you're dropping the chips in them, I'd wait until one side is nearly cooked then put them in, and then flip it.
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
17 Jun 11
How's it cooking CF? I've had my fair share of pancake cooking. And it's just not good. I did exactly what it says it the package but my pancakes really suck. I guess it really depends on the brand. I wonder what brand is good in cooking these things? Now, I am missing Pancake House in the Philippines.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
11 Jun 11
The usual problem from Pancakes is that we don't provide exact measures from the provided Ingredients that we used to follow. If you are talking about consistency. You might have problem in adding water. Either you pour too much water on the flour.