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The Secret To Fluffy Pancakes Just Feels Wrong

Describe the perfect morning and it probably goes something like this: the sun is shining, the house is quiet, you just wake up from the best sleep of your life when your gorgeous spouse comes in with a plate of fluffy pancakes.

Ah that's the life.

I won't be able to help you with most of those ingredients to heaven, but I can help you with one of them: fluffy pancakes.

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I've recently discovered the secret to the best-tasting, lightest pancakes, and I must say, it's not what I thought it was. In fact even when I make them now I still feel like I'm doing something wrong, even though I know it's going to turn out great.

You see the secret to fluffy pancakes is actually lumpy batter. You don't want to mix it until it's smooth. You barely want to mix it at all, just enough so all your ingredients combine.

There's a scientific explanation for this and it has all to do with the gluten in the batter. I'd mangle the explanation but there's a link here if you're interested.

With this in mind you're ready to go out and try to make your best pancakes ever. If you want to try something fun I'd recommend giving these special pancakes a shot too!

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