4 Levels of Pancakes: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

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  • 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?
    Check out the professional's recipe here on the ICE blog: https://www.ice.edu/blog/candied-bacon-pancakes-bourbon-maple-syrup

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  • Rodaily Gabriel
    Rodaily Gabriel  1 hours back

    They should have hired a dutch chef to make those pancakes, she doesn't even know how to turn them well

    • - Cubeau -
      - Cubeau -  3 hours back

      Penny is still adding a bit FLOUR

      • - Cubeau -
        - Cubeau -  4 hours back

        U see that Penny eats a lot of pancakes and that's why she is a level 1337 pro cooker

        • - Cubeau -
          - Cubeau -  4 hours back

          Nobody:




          Beth: HELLO IM BATH AND I'D LIKE TO TAKE A BATH WITH MY BEAUTIFUL PANCAKE

          • johne16 minecraft
            johne16 minecraft  4 hours back

            i made pancakes for work and i would say im lv 1.5

            • Bob13790
              Bob13790  12 hours back

              Is it only me that thinks bennys pancake doesnt look appealing?

              • anonymous person
                anonymous person  12 hours back

                Stephen: "Nobody likes Maple Syrup"
                Canadians: *"am I a joke to you?"*

                • worksupermodel
                  worksupermodel  12 hours back

                  All three are fun pancakes but I’ll take grandma’s. Can’t believe the pro chef even tried to flip early.

                  • KeittyKat Labe
                    KeittyKat Labe  12 hours back

                    Looking at the professional chef
                    Me: what a complicated world she lives in 🤦🏻‍♀️

                    • Johny Palomino
                      Johny Palomino  13 hours back

                      Level 2 killed it

                      • R. Ive
                        R. Ive  15 hours back

                        Steven is a moron.

                        • Rly Ok
                          Rly Ok  16 hours back

                          Beth,, our queen,, ,

                          • Veganizedbydre
                            Veganizedbydre  18 hours back

                            I’ve never seen someone add a half of cheesecake into a pancake batter... like dude what were you thinking lol

                            • Wisteria
                              Wisteria  18 hours back

                              Damn, you americans make them so complicated. Just flour, egg, milk. let it be all flat, cause then you roll it up, similar-ish to a crepe. Slap lemon juice, zest and a little sugar on that bad boy and it's glorious

                              • Bri W
                                Bri W  20 hours back

                                Ok so is the black guy ever a level 2? Every time i see him he’s a level one lol

                                • Matt Animates
                                  Matt Animates  21 hours back

                                  "Nobody likes maple syrup" excusez-moi?!

                                  • Kariel Corrales
                                    Kariel Corrales  23 hours back

                                    Is it just me or does Beth always beat level 3

                                    • TheKodester
                                      TheKodester  23 hours back

                                      I feel like Stephen has only had fake maple syrup. I can't stand the after taste of maple syrup that made with corn syrup.

                                      • Justine Spink
                                        Justine Spink  1 days back

                                        I actually thought pretty much everyone likes maple syrup.. Although on his cheesecake recipe, his choice for a syrup may have been better.

                                        • Eric Godfrey
                                          Eric Godfrey  1 days back

                                          So Steven obviously must have his own YouTube cooking channel. Can someone direct me? (But seriously, links to his videos. First time I saw him.)

                                          • Micaela Noel
                                            Micaela Noel  1 days back

                                            Me and my boyfriend are gonna make that cheesecake pancake 😂

                                            • Tashy Bryan
                                              Tashy Bryan  1 days back

                                              Why are all the food scientists dragging the level 1s

                                              • okami san
                                                okami san  1 days back

                                                Beth: my husband's gonna be so mad I ate these today.

                                                Your so cute 😊 tasty looking pancakes too ! Good job.

                                                • briana lopez
                                                  briana lopez  1 days back

                                                  I tried searching the 4 levels of cheesecake because remembering there was cheesecake involved and it was pancakes
                                                  *cries*🤣

                                                  • AquaMare7
                                                    AquaMare7  1 days back

                                                    Stephen over here, misunderstood, on level 3000

                                                    • Joana Islam
                                                      Joana Islam  1 days back

                                                      level 3 chefs, alcohol everywhere

                                                      • hey it’s me ivana
                                                        hey it’s me ivana  2 days back

                                                        level 3: don’t over mix it
                                                        level 2: don’t over mix it





                                                        level 1: you wanna make sure you mix it thoroughly

                                                        • darklaouve
                                                          darklaouve  2 days back

                                                          That level 2 chef pancake are beauty!!!

                                                          • MTCicero
                                                            MTCicero  2 days back

                                                            Steven is banned from Canada. Forever.

                                                            • Bethany Shultz
                                                              Bethany Shultz  2 days back

                                                              I mush an entire banana, add a bit of pancake mix for fluffiness, one egg, and 1% milk (just because that’s what milk I have on hand). Add some butter, strawberries, and syrup on top and you’ve got some easy and delicious banana pancakes. love it. Also, maybe an unpopular opinion, but I hate homemade maple syrup. It makes the pancakes soggy and it just doesn’t taste right.

                                                              • Tanaia Freeman
                                                                Tanaia Freeman  2 days back

                                                                Steven... I love you... But you're not allowed in my kitchen- EVER😅, you are funny though and entertaining to watch😂. Anyways I love Beth, she makes pancakes the way my grandmother taught me😍 and Penny is a mood💀

                                                                • Ariel Perk
                                                                  Ariel Perk  2 days back

                                                                  props to the chef for probably making the fanciest pancake, but reasonable, on a saturday morning, we all want a simple, tasty pancake like grandmas.

                                                                  • Daniela De Lorenzo
                                                                    Daniela De Lorenzo  2 days back

                                                                    If anyone is looking for a way healthier and gluten free option, here's my recipe (about the quantities, i just follow my heart):


                                                                    - Rice Flour
                                                                    - Something like half a glass of water
                                                                    - Coconut sugar (you can find it at any supermarket) or 100% fruit jam
                                                                    - One egg
                                                                    - Dark chocolate (for later)


                                                                    Mix all of that up, make sure your pan is hot and grease it with some olive oil, i usually keep it on medium heath. Use a round steel ladle, get some of the mix (not too much), pour it on the pan by making a small circle and press it a little bit to make it larger, I do this so that the pancake isnt too thick and i avoid ruining it (also i prefer it thin). let the first pancake cook for about a minute (it takes longer than the other ones) and then flip it, just once and let it stay for another minute. Keep doing the same, this time about 30 seconds each side because the olive oil will be less and the pan will be hotter, so it will cook faster. In the end, put a few pieces of dark chocolate in a small pot, low heath and pour a little water (depends on how liquid you want it to be), whilst you stir it as it melts. Pour it on your pancakes and enjoy!

                                                                    • that weird asian nerd
                                                                      that weird asian nerd  2 days back

                                                                      Who else came back just to see Stephen put half a cheesecake in his batter...

                                                                      • Eliazm
                                                                        Eliazm  2 days back

                                                                        Level 2 team

                                                                        • Joseph
                                                                          Joseph  2 days back

                                                                          *America: Has obesity crisis.*
                                                                          American : Puts half a cheesecake in a pancake batter.

                                                                          • Zazaproductions G
                                                                            Zazaproductions G  2 days back

                                                                            Beth needs to be promoted to level 3

                                                                            • Arries David
                                                                              Arries David  2 days back

                                                                              I cringe a lot at the Lv3 Chef.
                                                                              Lv1 is the worse.

                                                                              Also, Lv4 is so attractive. <3

                                                                              • Linda Gatwiri
                                                                                Linda Gatwiri  2 days back

                                                                                The first guy made me laugh so much
                                                                                and I think the second lady is way above her level

                                                                                • Hadar Fraiman
                                                                                  Hadar Fraiman  2 days back

                                                                                  Idk maby im a weirdo but level 1 and level 2 pancakes looked sooooo much more delicious then level 3🤷‍♀️

                                                                                  • Tim Cook
                                                                                    Tim Cook  2 days back

                                                                                    I mean I'm not gonna say the ranking is incorrect, but... c'mon. We all watched the same video.

                                                                                    • Jack Rimmer
                                                                                      Jack Rimmer  2 days back

                                                                                      Why is it called 4 levels

                                                                                    • Hello
                                                                                      Hello  3 days back

                                                                                      Is it just me, or do you also feel that level 2 did better than level 3 in this episode? No offense.

                                                                                      • Salties gaming
                                                                                        Salties gaming  3 days back

                                                                                        Thats a lot of butter pennt

                                                                                      • Nomar Quezada
                                                                                        Nomar Quezada  3 days back

                                                                                        Just because you don’t like maple syrup doesn’t mean NO ONE likes it

                                                                                        • PJ Pointer
                                                                                          PJ Pointer  3 days back

                                                                                          Whoever put Beth on level 2 deserves to be shot. She’s at least a level 9,001

                                                                                          • Vs yes
                                                                                            Vs yes  3 days back

                                                                                            Every level 3: chef I've been a chef I've been a chef for over 10 yrs

                                                                                            • Sofia morales
                                                                                              Sofia morales  3 days back

                                                                                              I make this on any sunday that my husband is willing to wash the dishes, best quote of the year!!!!!!!