It really annoys me when I see people using pancake mix. –Mark Bittman
Me, too. I’ll spare you my rant and let you hear it from the man himself. Watch this video and you will instantly fall in love with Mark Bittman and with pancakes from scratch.
Once you’ve got the hang of it, the variations are endless. Like really, really thin pancakes? Add more milk. Like thick, cake-like pancakes? Add more baking soda. Try syrup instead of sugar. Try buttermilk instead of regular milk. Add some vanilla. The real question is: will you eat them as they come off the griddle or keep them in a warmer and eat them when they’re all cooked?