What Makes a Great Frozen Pancake?

Pancakes are a crowd-pleasing breakfast favorite. To avoid the messy kitchen and the time it can take time to prepare them, many people find it easier to buy frozen pancakes. High quality frozen pancakes are moist and tender. They are sweet with the favors of toasted flour, egg, and buttermilk. Specifically, they are golden brown, evenly cooked and have air bubbles. They smell and taste like toasted flour, egg and buttermilk. There may be a secondary note of vanilla. They are primarily sweet with a little saltiness and sourness They are tender to bite and moist to chew. Some cohesion and adhesion is acceptable, but they cannot be gummy or spongy. When served, they evenly absorb the pancake syrup.

Tasting terms

  • sweet

    One of the basic tastes; often considered pleasing while exhibiting characteristics of sugar. Example: Honey, ripe fruits and syrup all have a pronounced sweet component.

  • chew

    The texture of a food as it is being chewed, as opposed to the texture of the first bite. Example: High-quality beef jerky should be tender but have a long chew.