Today is pancake Tuesday and households across the country will be trying to create the perfect pancake.
Well Debenhams revealed that scientists have actually discovered a formula that when applied, can result in the perfect pancake.
Using this formula, Debenhams’ staff will have the perfect pancake knowledge to provide a solution for clueless customers shopping in the home department for pancake pans and spatulas.
The formula for the perfect mix is 100 - [10L - 7F + C(k - C) + T(m - T)]/(S - E), and was developed by scientist Dr Ruth Fairclough, who lectures in Maths at the University of Wolverhampton.
Dr Ruth explains: “L represents the number of lumps in the batter and C equals its consistency. F stands for the flipping score, k is the ideal consistency and T is the temperature of the pan. The perfect pan temperature is represented by m, S is the time the batter stands before cooking and E is the time the cooked pancake stands before being eaten - the closer to 100 the result is, the better the pancake.”
So along with the right frying pan, if you follow this formula you should be able to create fabulous pancakes (that is if you’re half decent at math anyway!)
So if you are scientifically minded and think you can apply this formula to your pancake making then why not give it a try!
If this formula is a little complex for your liking then simply follow these simpler tips from Debenhams’ staff and you should do just fine. Have a good pan at 377 degrees, have zero lumps in the mixture, and leave the batter to stand for 30 minutes before cooking. And of course eat the pancakes straight away!