Candlemas: 5 simple tips to avoid dry and brittle pancakes

Message to gourmets and gourmets, today we celebrate Candlemas! The opportunity to get hands-on and prepare delicious sweet pancakes. Here are our simple and practical tips for fluffy pancakes that aren’t dry or brittle.

A smooth paste

A batter that is too runny will make your pancakes brittle. So follow the recipe to the letter to obtain a smooth and homogeneous paste. And if your hand was too heavy with milk, add an egg, then flour (observe this order, otherwise you risk creating unpleasant lumps in the mouth).

If you don’t have a recipe in mind, here’s an easy, quick and not very sweet recipe: 250 g flour, 2 teaspoons sugar, 4 eggs, 50 cl milk. To vary the flavors, you are free to use vanilla, honey, a little rum…

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A well rested dough

Are your kids getting impatient at the idea of ​​eating pancakes? The (common) mistake is not to let the dough rest. However, this step is important for fluffy pancakes. The flour, which mainly consists of starch, needs time to swell. If you skip this step, your pancakes may be too thin, dry, and brittle. So be patient!

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A very hot frying pan

Whether you have a frying pan or a competition ticket, the rule is the same: the dough must cook at the right temperature (around 210°C). A lack of heat will make your pancakes too “white” and rubbery (this is often the case with the first), while too high a temperature will make them brittle.

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covered pancakes

When your pancakes are cooked, cover them with a clean tea towel. This simple trick creates steam, making your pancakes softer and less crispy. In addition, they have a longer shelf life (in the refrigerator).

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THE little trick

For even fluffier pancakes, you can add a little beer to your batter. This trick makes them lighter thanks to the carbon dioxide present in the drink. For example, you can replace 25% of the milk with lager. [1]

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Here you have all the cards in hand to become the kings and queens of Candlemas. Did you like this article? Here are 3 recipes for gourmet and vegetable pancakes.

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