How to freeze pancakes?
How to freeze pancakes? Most often prepared on demand, pancakes can also be frozen. Raw dough, or pancakes already cooked, discovers the steps to follow to preserve and use these foods once frozen.
How to freeze pancake batter?
Regardless of the recipe used or the flour it contains, pancake batter can be stored perfectly in the freezer. A practical and anti-waste solution if you have, for example, made too much dough for your crêpes-party, or if you have to use eggs that are reaching the end of their best-before date (DLC).
Make your dough, or take the leftover one out of the fridge. Clean an empty plastic bottle and then, using a funnel, pour the pancake batter into the bottle. Be especially careful not to fill the bottle to the top , as this can cause an explosion when freezing. Here is! The dough can then be placed and stored for up to 2 months in the freezer.
How to defrost pancake batter?
If you’re craving cheese pancakes or smoked salmon appetizer wraps and you have pancake batter in the freezer, thawing it is really easy.
To do this, take the bottle of dough out of the freezer the day before, and place it in the fridge. Before using the thawed pancake batter, be sure to pour it into a bowl and whisk until well blended.
Once thawed, the dough must be used: never freeze it a second time.
The trick: to thaw only a little dough at a time, freeze it in several small bottles.
How to freeze cooked pancakes?
When making pancakes, it can happen that you overdo it and they get stuck on your hands. Just like pancake batter, cooked pancakes can be frozen to enjoy later.
Wait until the pancakes are really cold, and get out a freezer bag and parchment paper. Cut the parchment paper into several pieces the size of the bag, then place a pancake on a first sheet. Cover the pancake with another sheet of parchment paper , and repeat the operation as many times as necessary.
Then place this millefeuille of crepes and papers in the freezer bag, and put everything in the freezer.
How to defrost cooked pancakes?
To thaw your cooked pancakes, take them out of the freezer. Place the number of pancakes you wish to defrost on a plate, and simply put them in the microwave. Use the “defrost” mode, and start your microwave for 30 seconds or one minute depending on the power of your device. Repeat the operation if necessary.
Too many pancakes: our recipe ideas for using them!
If you have too many pancakes and you can’t freeze them, why not use them as a base in unusual recipes? Replace the pastry sheet with pancakes to serve samosas of pancakes with goat cheese, honey and walnuts as an appetizer. Accompanied by a salad, they can also make a light and original meal.
For a more family-friendly dish, prepare lasagna with goat cheese and bolognese by replacing the lasagna noodles with buckwheat pancakes.
Finally, make for dessert a gourmet crepe cake with pastry cream, ganache, lemon curd or even more simply jam.