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I love to make pancakes as a special treat for Robert’s breakfast on Sunday mornings from time to time. To my mind, the key to a good pancake is cooking it through to a golden brown color, without drying it out. So, after you pour the batter onto a greased griddle – or skillet – that is preheated to medium-high (375 degrees), when is the best time to flip that pancake over? The pancake itself will give you two clues:

  1. As the pancake cooks, you will see bubbles start to form in the batter:


Once all the bubbles have popped and there are holes in the batter, it’s time to flip. For most pancakes, this takes around 3 to 4 minutes:


2. When you go to flip the pancake, if it lifts easily off the griddle/pan it’s ready to flip. If it sticks, cook it a bit longer. It should come off the pan easily.

Just cook it on the second side until it’s a nice golden brown color.

So, now go try out your new flipping technique by making our Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes!

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