Pancake - with or without baking powder?

@shaqziad (655)
Malaysia
June 18, 2013 3:40am CST
I was wondering, whether pancakes always need baking powder or any flour raising ingredient added in it. I discover recently there are some pancake recipes omitting the use of baking powder. Won't that makes the pancakes texture different, or uncooked?
2 people like this
3 responses
• United States
18 Jun 13
If you make pancakes with out baking powder or some other leavening (rising) agent (such as buttermilk etc) you will wind up with more of a crepe instead of a "cake" The texture will certainly be different, way more flat, like a tortilla of sorts, but they will still cook and taste lovely with either a litle butter and syrup, or wrapped up around fruit and sweet cream.
@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 13
You are right. I tried making it, without baking powder. It turned into something flat, but still edible. So you eat it wrapped with fruit and cream? I'll try out your suggestion. Thanks
@rubyriaz007 (4292)
• India
13 Jul
In my country we don't use baking powder to make pancakes.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
22 Jul 13
Pancakes in my country are made without baking flower. So just flower, milk (you can even use a lot of water) and eggs (if you like some salt). You can also add some oil into it (very helpful while baking pancakes). Let it "rest" for a while. It depends on how thick you make it all how thick your pancakes will be (a crepe is completely different). If you like you can also split the eggs.. if you "stirr" the egg-white first till it's stiff and add it at last and wait a while you get great thick rosen pancakes as well.