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How to Make Pancakes

Follow these five tips for superior short stacks.

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Golden Pancakes

Whether you like them old-school plain or buttermilk, jazzed up with fruit or chocolate chips, or uber-fancy (but still simple!) a la Giada De Laurentiis with stirred-in ricotta, pancakes always hit the spot on a cozy weekend morning. Here is everything you need to know to flip out one perfect golden disc after another. 

 

By Lesley Porcelli

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Start with Flour

Whisk together the dry ingredients first.

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Lumps Are OK!

Whisk your dry ingredients together, then whisk in the wet, but only until they are just combined. Don’t worry about those lumps — as long as the powdery dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed in, you’re done. Fruit add-ins can be folded into the batter or dotted in manually once your batter circles have spread (chocolate chips need to be added this way).

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Add Butter

Whisk in melted butter.

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