Seriously. Answer this. Help me.
When I was fifteen, I made pasta. I put a top on the pot of water (so it would BOIL FASTER) and put no top on the sauce. Then I saw a shiny object and forgot about dinner. Until WATER START SHOOTING OUT THE SIDES OF THE POT. But to get to the top I had to dodge volcanic explosions of tomato sauce the LITERALLY SHOT TO THE CEILING.
After that, I was banned from the stove. And now you see why I might need to ask this question.
My first attempt at pancakes this year I call Pancakes 2.0. Because I blame the EPIC PANCAKE FAILURE on tweeting and pancaking at the same time.
But I make pancakes again. Because they are DELICIOUS!
I don’t even have a picture of the EPIC PANCAKE FAILURE SEQUEL. But trust me, I SKINNED THEM ALIVE. We only had tiny fluffy middles to eat. The rest I scraped off the pan two days later. (HEY I WAS BUSY THAT WEEK)
So teach me to make pancakes on a stainless steel pan with two kids, three cats, a dog and an addiction to twitter. And possibly talking on my iPhone.
Answer the actually answered the question. Mandy says: We switched from lovely-non-stick-Teflon to probably-won’t-cause-cancer stainless a couple years back. Took me forever (or at least several months) to get the pancake knack back. Knack back. Hmmm…like it.
First…spray your pan with oil. (I have one of those groovy Pampered Chef things because I’m addicted to home parties, but you could just use Pam – the can of spray oil, not the person.)
Then…and this is important…turn your heat down between low and medium.
Don’t let the pan get too hot.
Seriously. That’s it. When the pan gets too hot the pancake tends to burn to the bottom of the pan before the top bubbles. Then, when you use your “heat resistant” plastic spatula to try and scrape the pancake off the pan, it’ll melt to the steel and tear apart your pancake resulting in tossing the pan to another burner, pulling out the Cheerios and a fight with your husband as to whom gets to clean up the melted, burned mess.
Oh. And use the “Just Add Water” mix. I tried the whole “from scratch” thing. Once. The family couldn’t figure out what they were eating.
Answer that changed my life! Tiffany says: Pancakes, “to go” 5 minutes. No bowls or stove! I got this vegan recipe because son has a few food allergies (milk and egg), but I wish I’d known how to do this sooner: 2c Bisquick + 1c Soy Milk + 1/2c Blueberries + 3tsp Egg Replacer. Mix into 2 Coffee Mugs (or bowls) + Microwave 5 min. Add Syrup + Butter.