Pancakes are a great, delicious breakfast food. Most people don't have time to make pancakes every morning, or even any mornings. When we get a free Saturday morning or day off and have time to whip up a batch of pancakes, we take it. There are all different kinds of pancakes to make. We can add different flavors to the batter or fruits and treats on top. Or, if you'd rather, you can simply add traditional butter and syrup.

What about changing the pancakes themselves? You can add in blueberries or top with bananas, but what about making giant pancakes? In theory, giant pancakes will not taste different because it is the same batter, but if they are done wrong, they can taste very different. They can be tough, flat, burnt, etc. Follow these tips to make delicious and giant pancakes.

You must start with a good batter. Use your favorite pancake recipe, or find a good one if you don't have one already. If you are just trying it out for now, try to stick with a basic recipe without the bells and whistles. Follow the direction of the recipe carefully. If it says sifted flour, be sure to sift the flour. When mixing the dry and wet ingredients, do it carefully and don't overbeat to avoid flat, tough pancakes.

When you have the batter ready, get a griddle ready. Heat it up to medium high heat and lightly grease with butter or oil. Don't use too much because you don't want to fry the pancakes. Make sure you have a large enough surface to make the pancake size you want. Pour the batter over the pan until it is as big as you want it. Make sure the batter isn't too thick because you don't want the pancake to be really thick. It will be thicker than ordinary pancakes, but not so thick that it doesn't cook all the way.

Let it cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. You should start to see small bubbles form across the surface. Make sure they cover the surface. Use a spatula to lift it gently so you can see if it's browning. When the bubbles are there and it's brown, use two spatulas to very carefully flip the pancake. This is tricky and will take some practice. Brown on the other side, but don't burn. Finally, serve with your butter and warm syrup or use another topping that you love. Now that you know how to make pancakes, enjoy your giant pancakes!