6 Pancakes, approximately 210 mm in diameter, approximately 5 mm thick
- Weight of egg is assumed to be 63 g
- Pinch of salt is assumed to be 1/3 g
- You may need a greasing agent like butter and or heatable oil
- Butter is more complex to handle, because it shall not exceed 150 °C
- A well seasoned cast-iron pan or a non-stick pan will require very little to no greasing
- 10 g of either oil or butter should be more than enough to prevent pancakes sticking to the pan
Preparing the Dough
- Slowly add the ingredients in the order that they are mentioned in the recipe
- Only egg yolk & -white go into the dough, the shell is to be disposed of
- Eggs help preventing flour to stick to the bottom of the bowl, and milk, salt, sugar & yoghurt together supress the flour from blowing away during the first seconds of mixing
- Thoroughly mix the dough
- Both by hand or by machine are viable
- Start slow to avoid flour spillage
- make sure no blobs of flour (or other ingredients) remain in the dough
Cooking the Pancakes
Gently heat your pan to approximately 150 °C. At no point should you see smoke emerging from the pan, and only miniscule amounts of steam should escape the dough while it is in the pan. Any occurence of smoke or excessive steam are a sign of too high temperature. Disolve a small amount of greasing agent in the pan, making sure that it covers the entire surface. A thin spatula may help to spread the grease, otherwise lift the pan and tilt it to guide the grease over the entire flat surface of the pan.
Now that the pan is prepared, use a laddle to stir the dough for approximately 20 seconds.
This is necessary to ensure a homogenous consistency of the pancakes, coutering the sedimentation of the denser ingredients.
Pour approximately 128 g of dough into the pan, using the laddle.
Tip: Start pouring with the laddle low over the pan to avoid hot grease from flying around
Tip: Lift the laddle while pouring to increase the doughes velocity when hitting the pan, which causes it to spread further in the pan
When the dough is not covering the flat part of the pan bottom, lift the entire pan and tilt it gently to distribute the dough evenly.
As the dough is beaing baked, its surface turns from glossy to mat.
Once the entire visible side of the dough turned mat, you can check whether the dough sticks to the pan.
Lift the pan from the stove, and rock it forward and backward.
Tip: If the pancacke is not coming loose from the pan, reseat the pan on the stove and pry the spatula between pancake and pan bottom, circling around the circumference of the pancake Wait until pancake’s now mat surface starts developing many pin sized holes. This is from the now evaporating water in the dough, and indicates that the pancake may be ready for a flip.
For the flip, you can use the spatual or throw the pancake using a rotating movement from your wrist while holding the pan. When throwing the pancake, anticipate that grease agent might splash around, and that the hot pancake can burn non-heat resistance materials such as skin. Prepare accordingly for the case that you fail to catch the thrown pancake in the pan again, i. e. attempt this over a hygienic, grease & heat resistant surface such as your previously cleaned kithen work surface.
Once the flip succeeded, give the pancake another 60 sconds. After extraction of the now finished pancake, start over by adding a smaller ammount of grease agent and dough, as described above.