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With Pancake Day just around the corner, we're all on the lookout for the most delicious recipes to try.
But did you know about the latest wonder ingredient to add to your batter?
According to experts, using sparkling water in your pancake mix can make all the difference to the taste and texture of your pancakes.
So how much should you add? Well, it's best to add approximately five tablespoons per serving of four pancakes.
Experts at Radnor Infusions have revealed the bubbles in the sparkling water infuse into the batter, which expands when heated, giving the pancakes a soft lift and making them flavourful and light.
Chris Sanders, hydration expert at Radnor Infusions, explains: “As sparkling water is carbonated, it naturally aerates the batter. Sparkling water retains fizz for much longer, so when this gets in contact with heat it will form small bubbles in the heat-setting mixture to create fluffy pancakes."
People on TikTok are loving the idea, with many taking to the video sharing platform to post their own recipes using sparkling water.
"Did anyone hear about putting sparkling water in pancakes dough?" One wrote.
While another responded: "Yes sparkling water is a must."
Last year, we told you how people have been making pancake charcuterie boards, filled with all kinds of delicious toppings.
There's a mix of pancakes, toppings and sweets - and they look so delicious.
All you need is a wooden board big enough to hold the pancakes of your choice, and, of course, a confection of tasty extras.
We suggest making the pancakes fairly small. This will allow for you to display them exactly how you want and to save room for a whole collection of extras.
We can't wait to rustle up one of these again this year...
Topics: Food and Drink