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How to Make Old-Fashioned Pancakes

You’ll want stacks and stacks of these old-school cakes. In this video, Chef John shows you how to make good old-fashioned pancakes—the kind served up in classic diners. They’re remarkably simple to make. If you can sift a few common ingredients together and handle a whisk, then you’ve got this one down pat! The key is quick whisking—and Chef John will show you how it’s done. Check out the recipe for Old-Fashioned Pancakes. In the video, you’ll see just the right moment to flip them for perfect, golden-brown cakes.

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  • speculatorsweetie

These were pretty good. I had the heat too high at first and scorched a couple. The rest were fine but I noticed a strong taste of flour.

  • Cindy

What would top off the 'Old Fashion Pancakes" would be "Home-made Syrup'!!!

  • ConnieJ

For even lighter pancakes, separate the egg. Add the yolk with the other wet ingredients and mix in. Beat the white until just stiff, and fold it in gently. Then let batter sit for about 5 minutes.