[CnD] pancakes

Penny Reeder penny.reeder at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 15:28:11 EST 2016

You can make pancakes on top of the stove in a skillet or flat
griddle, in an electric skillet (easier because you can bump your
spatula up against the sides of the skillet for easier maneuvering
when flipping the pancakes, or on an electric griddle. I prefer the

You can't see when the top of the pancake is filled with bubbles, so
the easiest thing to do is to use a timer. With the griddle set on
medium high, ladle about a third of a cup of batter onto the buttered
griddle, then set your timer for 2 and a half minutes. When it beeps,
put your spatula underneath the pancake -- find it by memory or by
slowing edging the spatula along the bottom of the griddle until you
feel it -- slide the spatula under the pancake (If you touch the top
very quickly and carefully, you can feel how solid it is, or when you
pick it up on the spatula, it will feel solid), flip it over and cook
the other side for about a minute.

Practice will make perfect!

There's also some kind of electric appliance that cooks both sides of
the pancake at once -- like a waffle iron -- but I don't know who
makes it. I think there are folks on this list who may have such a
gadget or have used one.

On 3/8/16, Regina Marie via Cookinginthedark
<cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
> They sell pancake pans that work well. They assist with turning because you
> simply turn the pan. I have always used a griddle. I heat it and then mix up
> my batter. I can post my favorite recipe if you'd like. You can also buy a
> mix and just follow the directions. I then put oil or butter in the pan and
> spread with the pancake turner or spatula. My favorite is an old-fashioned
> metal one. I then drop about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan. I measure it
> with a measuring cup and tap the cup on the side of the bowl to get the
> excess off so it doesn't drip. Then I  cook for abou 30 to 45 seconds and
> check the side. If the batter on the side feels cooked (I use the tip of my
> spatula and gently lift a little and touch carefully with a finger). I then
> slide my spatula under the pancake and turn it. You can practice flipping a
> round disk similar to a pancake in a cold pan till you get the hang of it.
> The pancake pan rquires that you simply test the pancake side and if it is
> ready, you close the
>  lid of the pan and flip the whole thing over. That way, you don't have to
> flip the pancake itself. Hope this helps.
> *smile*
> Regina Marie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kimsan via Cookinginthedark [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2016 9:31 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Kimsan
> Subject: [CnD] pancakes
> I hear making pancakes is visual. What is the best way for a blind person
> to
> make pancakes and what do most people use to make pancakes. What I mean by
> that is I hear you can make pancakes on griddles, on the stove, etc. Do
> people just buy the dogh Thanks.
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