Choosing a pan for baking pancakes - video recipes at home
Frying pan for pancakes I inherited from my mother. If you consider that my mother she inherited from her grandmother, the total age of my pancake pans soon close to one hundred years. So it was brought to our family that this is the cast-iron pan was used exclusively for pancakes.
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A cast iron pan - in the past, the most common utensils for baking pancakes. Our grandmothers believed that the most delicious pancakes are obtained only on a cast iron skillet. And in some ways they were certainly right.
Pros: Due to their properties, the surface of iron heats evenly and retains heat for a long time. Characteristic for cast porous structure during operation accumulates oil that improves the properties of the non-stick pan. Therefore,
the older cast-iron pan, the better! Another of
advantages of cast iron - a thick bottom, thanks to which acquire pancakes uniform golden hue. In addition, you can use any devices to flip pancakes without damaging its surface. Choosing a cast-iron frying pan for a batch of pancakes, you get frugal and durable tool that is proud to be able to pass on to their children.
Cons: Do not use a cast-iron skillet pancake for something else. Cast iron is exposed to rust and so it is best not to wash, and calcined with salt, and then wipe with a dry cloth. However, if you use only the pan for pancakes, you can simply wipe it with a cloth dry. The most significant drawback cast iron frying pan, especially for beginners, is its weight. So if you are planning a lot of oven pancakes, then soberly assess their strength, because you have no time to raise the pan over the stove.
Aluminum frying pan without non-stick coating rare instrument even in the kitchen chef amateur, but still list the pros and cons of aluminum baking pancakes.
Pros: Plus stamped aluminum pan is much smaller than the minuses. It is very easy and very cheap, rapidly heated. That's all pluses end, but before proceeding to the downside, I will mention another cast aluminum frying pan with a thick bottom and the walls. The thicker bottom and sides of the pan with aluminum, the longer it will last you. Rather, serve it, you will be forever with proper care. Heavy aluminum pan is not afraid of high temperature, heats up quickly and retains heat for a long time.
Cons: thin-walled aluminum pan is subject to overheating and easily deformed. Aluminum is also very sensitive to mechanical damage, so that when you turn the pancakes better to use silicone or wooden blades. Unlike iron, non-stick coating of aluminum over time does not appear, therefore, need to be lubricated with oil pan after each pancake.
Pancake pan with non-stick coating - the most common type of pan for baking pancakes.
Pros: If you are confused by the severity of iron and imperfection of aluminum, this pan is ideal. Most pans with a nonstick coating made of aluminum. The bottom is usually quite thick and, therefore, will be pancakes
get baked through evenly. Most often, in the pan it indicated that it is a pancake, so it will be convenient low wall and a long handle. Due to the non-stick coating pancakes are easy to remove and you do not need to grease the pan with fat before each pancake.
Cons: If you give preference to the purchase of a frying pan with a thick bottom as much as possible and the walls, you will get rid of the main problem of pans - deformation occurring due to rapid and uneven heating. It should also be remembered that the non-stick coating does not react to the overheating and starts to crack, which means that the pan will be hopelessly spoiled. Flip the pancakes only wooden or silicone spatula.
Electric Crepes appeared on the shelves recently, but has already won the hearts of many housewives. There are two types of Crepes: flat, and with recesses for small pancakes.
Pros: Flat crepe maker allows you to bake pancakes any size and shape. Pancake with recesses prevents the dough
to spread uncontrollably and enables baking several pancakes, though small. The latter generally has a non-stick coating and automatic temperature controller.
Cons: Flat pancake requires some skill, so to is always the chance that the batter overflows... The surface of a flat pancake makers is very inconvenient to wash, and the desired cooking temperature will have to be set manually. Pancake with recesses dostatochnogabaritna, and not the best choice for a small kitchen. Standard diameter pancakes in such crepe to 15 cm, and it can afflict many classical adherents.
When choosing an electric crepe maker, pay attention to its power, size, the presence of the thermostat and accessories. Well, when bundled with a ladle pancake is a calculated portion of the test.
So, you just have to choose the right tool for you and start to bake pancakes. Novice cooks I would recommend to start with a pancake pan with non-stick coating. They will save you "first, second and third practice makes perfect" and will allow faster settle with the basic techniques of baking pancakes. Over time, it will be possible to look after themselves a cast-iron skillet, which will become your family heirloom.