Yes, yes, I know it's not Pancake Day just yet but when Tefal sent me some fab new frying pans to try out they were crying out for pancakes to be made in them straight away.
I received three different pans :
26cm Tefal Jamie Oliver Anniversary Frypan
With a 10th anniversary pattern on the base of the pan and Thermo-Spot heat indicator, hard non-stick surface and durable enamel exterior.
24cm Tefal Superior Frypan
With an Intensium non-stick surface, anti-warp base, Therno-Spot heat indicator, comfort grip handle, safe for metal handles and designed to last up to 2 x longer.
28cm Tefal Ingenio Frypan
With a removable and interchangeable handle making the pan suitable for using on the hob, in the oven, on the table and in the fridge. The removable handles make these pans easy to store. They also feature the Thermo-Spot heat indicator and are suitable on all heat sources including induction.
I wanted to make some American style pancakes as Jack had his friend around for tea and thought the Ingenio pan would be more suited to this due to the large flat surface. The Thermo-Spot turns to solid red when the pan has reached temperature and is ready to cook and due to the Titanium non stick coating it wasn't necessary for any oil to be added to the pan and the pancakes cooked beautifully, and I was really impressed with it.
Afterwards the pan just needed a quick wipe around to clean it, although it can be cleaned in a dishwasher if necessary (however this isn't recommended to prolong the life of the pan).
American Style Pancakes
225g SR Flour
1 tsp baking powder
40g caster sugar
25g butter, melted
- Mix all the ingredients together until smooth
- Heat the Tefal non stick frying pan (no oil required for cooking)
- Drop large spoonful of batter into the pan (I made 3 pancakes at a time)
- Cook for a couple of minutes, until golden brown, on each side
We'll be putting the other pans through their paces before pancake day and in the meantime you can get some pancake inspiration from the Tefal Pancake Pinterest board.
I was sent the pans for the purpose of review