4 Levels of Pancakes: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published: 24 July 2019
  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of pancakes. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which pancake was the best?

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  • Own Al Rawahneh
    Own Al Rawahneh  34 minutes back

    “No one likes maple syrup”

    Pets my moose saying everything is gonna be okay

    • Hunter Bannon-Lamb
      Hunter Bannon-Lamb  2 hours back

      is it just me or did the level 2 chef make the least
      interesting pancake

      • Wenjing Zhang
        Wenjing Zhang  2 hours back

        Pancake or waffle?

      • Alperen 0485
        Alperen 0485  3 hours back

        Me: on a diet
        Also me:

        • Manuela Patzel
          Manuela Patzel  4 hours back

          It should have a blind tasting at the end. Everyone eating their own pancake is somewhat anticlimactic

          • MacLynn Cheese
            MacLynn Cheese  5 hours back

            Honestly Beth's looked the best to me, I'm a sucker for blueberry pancakes. 🤤😍

            • Second isBest
              Second isBest  9 hours back

              "The first pancake most often goes in the garbage"
              Well mine goes in my mouth

              • Costanza Giorgi
                Costanza Giorgi  11 hours back

                Cheesecake in pancakes?

                • rey arifin
                  rey arifin  12 hours back

                  Wonder if Steven actually makes those at home or Epicurious was just like ‘so this is all we have, what do you wanna use?’ which would also explain the random sundae he made

                  • Sarya Nieves
                    Sarya Nieves  13 hours back

                    Nona bodied those pancakes. Hers looked the best

                    • xxMiaxxbts xxarmy
                      xxMiaxxbts xxarmy  13 hours back

                      It's currently 2:13am and it's a school night,I was having a panic attack for some reason and now can't sleep halp.

                      • COOKING WITH LADYTIANA
                        COOKING WITH LADYTIANA  15 hours back

                        Why the home cook pancakes was better then the chef! How u a chef n cant flip pancakes properly

                        • mia shushi
                          mia shushi  15 hours back

                          grandma beth supposed to be a level 100 chef

                          • Stella
                            Stella  17 hours back

                            Why would anyone want bacon in their pancakes?! Grandma is the only professional chef here

                            • peachycrafts
                              peachycrafts  19 hours back

                              Ok but why do pancakes have to be complicated.. like seriously??

                              • Little Sans
                                Little Sans  20 hours back

                                Amateur:no one likes maple syrup. Me: 😡😡

                                • Rochelle Santos
                                  Rochelle Santos  21 hours back

                                  Penny looks like Aunt Lydia.

                                  • RIPZYEE
                                    RIPZYEE  21 hours back


                                    • Little_Cap
                                      Little_Cap  1 days back

                                      "This is my pancake mix, I make this any Sunday where my husband is willing to the dishes!"

                                      • • h o n e y l u v •

                                        Some say the first pancake doesnt turn out perfect 5mins later, so we always try to throw away the first pancake

                                        • LWG123
                                          LWG123  1 days back

                                          No joke guys apple butter is actually so good man

                                          • Rebeca Rodríguez
                                            Rebeca Rodríguez  1 days back

                                            Okay, but can I have Beth's recipe?

                                            • Feilex 91
                                              Feilex 91  1 days back

                                              0:20 'i'm tired of the monotny of the pancakes''
                                              *add half a cheesecake*
                                              yup you did

                                              • Kay Chau
                                                Kay Chau  1 days back

                                                I only liked the vid cuz of Steven and the cheese cake

                                                • Push Mak B
                                                  Push Mak B  1 days back

                                                  Home cook was my winner....pro chef, not sure how professional she is....Beth, you take it...

                                                  • Forging Strength
                                                    Forging Strength  1 days back

                                                    I would make the pro chef's, but better.

                                                    • Tomboy Natzz
                                                      Tomboy Natzz  2 days back

                                                      Level 2 was best

                                                      • chuck sellers
                                                        chuck sellers  2 days back

                                                        The scientist looks like she's in 8th grade.

                                                        • krystle b
                                                          krystle b  2 days back

                                                          grandma beth is the only one who had a manageable size of the batter to flip the pancake bc any bigger its hard to do a perfect pancake imo

                                                          • Five Taker
                                                            Five Taker  2 days back

                                                            Level 1: i bought box pancakes
                                                            Level2: i make my own pancake batter
                                                            Level 3: i breed my own free range pigs for BAcOn PAnCAkEs!!!!

                                                            • revani putri
                                                              revani putri  2 days back

                                                              I like the level 2 chef

                                                              • Egg with 10,000 subscribers?

                                                                No matter what I would choose Beth's, she's the best chef. Love is the best recipe

                                                                • Moonfire chan
                                                                  Moonfire chan  2 days back

                                                                  For anyone who actually wants to make cheesecake pancakes for some reason, here's a better way
                                                                  1. Make Beth's pancakes( fruit or no fruit)
                                                                  2. Whip cream cheese with your desired amount of honey(for extra sweetness)
                                                                  3. When staking pancakes add a thin layer of gram cracker crumbs, then cream cheese, then thin layer of gram cracker crumbs between each pancake.
                                                                  4. Top with a spiral of cream cheese and graham cracker crumbs.
                                                                  5. Drizzle on syrup or fruit compote of your choice.

                                                                  • Shabaab Kamal
                                                                    Shabaab Kamal  2 days back

                                                                    I was reading the comments about how he added half a cheesecake and thought y'all were exaggerating

                                                                    But the man literally takes a cheesecake, chops it in half, and drops it in the batter

                                                                    • H0RD4K-SK3LET0R MUMM'R4-MEG4TR0N


                                                                      • Renae Harrington
                                                                        Renae Harrington  2 days back

                                                                        Well I didn't know I was going to learn something today

                                                                        • Sarah Swood
                                                                          Sarah Swood  2 days back

                                                                          “I like to make non conventional pancakes”
                                                                          Oh cool so he’s gonna add some good seasonings and topping-
                                                                          “I’ll just cut the whole cheese cake in half”

                                                                          • DCAM
                                                                            DCAM  2 days back

                                                                            He had to break up the
                                                                            M O N O T O N Y

                                                                            • Fields Carlisle
                                                                              Fields Carlisle  2 days back

                                                                              I wish someone could come out with a pancake recipe that tasted like a waffle and had the same crispy exterior too but was not as labor intensive as getting out your waffle iron, cooking in it, cleaning it up, etc.

                                                                              • Abigail Brown
                                                                                Abigail Brown  2 days back

                                                                                I wish Lorenzo was in this 😕😕

                                                                                • Lee Jung Soo
                                                                                  Lee Jung Soo  2 days back

                                                                                  am I the only one who noticed an error
                                                                                  sodium bicarbonate is a carbonate not a base or alkaline
                                                                                  acid+carbonate -> salt+water+carbon dioxide

                                                                                  • Catgirl V
                                                                                    Catgirl V  2 days back

                                                                                    I think level 1 has never had real maple syrup, just corn syrup

                                                                                    • Risingspirit Girl
                                                                                      Risingspirit Girl  3 days back

                                                                                      Beth sounded like Siri at the beginnings

                                                                                      • Manny
                                                                                        Manny  3 days back

                                                                                        What the hell is he thinking by putting the cheesecake on the pancake... bruh

                                                                                        • kenpop dillydoo
                                                                                          kenpop dillydoo  3 days back

                                                                                          Let's be honest
                                                                                          The only pancakes worth eating is beth's

                                                                                          • unknown name
                                                                                            unknown name  3 days back

                                                                                            Your wrong level 1 chef. It's traditional to put Maple syrup on pancakes with sliced butter on top. 🇨🇦

                                                                                            • Sourhoney
                                                                                              Sourhoney  3 days back

                                                                                              cut about half of the cheesecake~

                                                                                              • ashley michelle
                                                                                                ashley michelle  3 days back

                                                                                                I make and prefer my pancakes like level 2