Can prepare Pancake Batter a day ahead for service?

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Can you make pancake batter the evening before you are going to use? It does have baking powder in it.
 
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Yes you can and it will be just fine. Restaurants do it all the time. A word of caution though. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the batter to keep it from developing a skin.
 
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It may change texture slightly from what you're used to, because the flour will have time to absorb the liquid fully. When you stir it up in the morning, if it doesn't seem quite right, just adjust the liquid proportion and don't panic!
 
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Take it out of the fridge 30 mins before use, let it come up to temp
and rise a bit, this will relax gluten and make for fluffy pancakes,
which most people seem to prefer.
 
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I always let my batter rest after mixing. Gives it time for the dry ingredients to hydrate.
 
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What I find with day old pancake batter is that it will typically separate, so it just needs to be stirred again to blend.
 
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