Pancakes aren't rocket science, but the batter can drip all over, and even a steady hand can make some lopsided pancakes. Luckily, the solution is probably in your kitchen already: A turkey baster.
The video above shows you how it's done, but you can probably figure it out. If you can't watch the video, here's how it works:
- Mix your batter as you normally would. Don't put anything too large in the batter that would block the tip of the baster, like chocolate chips or banana slices or berries. You can always add those extras into the pancakes after laying them in the pan.
- Fill the baster with ⅔ of the way with batter.
- Gently squeeze the batter out onto your griddle. It should come out in a line. You can either make traditional pancakes by moving the baster in a circle, starting in the middle, or you can make pancakes in fun shapes.
Simple and easy. Once you master this simple technique, you can make even fancier breakfasts like these stuffed pancakes, where you lay down one layer of batter, add your filler, then add a second layer on top.
How to Make Turkey Baster Pancakes [Food & Wine (YouTube)]