Food - Drink
The Unexpected Ingredient To Instantly Upgrade Your Pancakes
By LAUREN ROTHMAN
If you’re a fan of milkshakes, you may have a shake with malted milk powder stirred in. This powder is made from wheat flour, malted barley extracts, milk, salt, and sodium bicarbonate, and it's not just for milkshakes; a touch of malt can add extra flavor and a thicker texture to all kinds of treats, including pancakes.
When making pancakes, you'll definitely reach for flour, baking powder, and eggs, but if your batter doesn’t include malted milk powder, you’ll want to make a quick run to the market. Just a few tablespoons of malted milk powder whisked in with your dry ingredients will add a rich, complex, toasted flavor to pancakes.
Many pre-made pancake mixes include malted milk powder, and many diners and restaurants use the powder in their recipes (or they use the aforementioned pre-made mixes). King Arthur Baking recommends adding 2 tablespoons of malted milk powder per 1 cup all-purpose flour to add a classic "diner taste" to your flapjacks.