Q. My youngest son and his friends are involved in a squash team and play competition matches every saturday. Since this a rather high demanding sport, when they come home at 4pm, they are starving and we have set this tradition to make a huge panacake snack after their squash games ! I usually make them before they kick in, but it takes quite some time to make 20 pancakes in a row, and I feel I would be eased if I could prepare the pancakes in advance and then freeze them, so I would not be in a rush every staturday ! Is it possible to freeze cooked pancakes ? Or do you advise to freeze pancakes batter?
A. Yes, you can freeze pancakes ! You can freeze either the cooked pancakes or the pancakes batter.
Pancakes batter conservation and freezing advices:
In the fridge: you can keep your pancake batter for 2 days maximum in the fridge, in a plastic bottle. Mix well before use, pour into a salad bowl and remix with a spoon. In the freezer: you can freeze it for a period of 2 months, always in a plastic bottle. However, leave the dough thawing at room temperature, so think about taking it out a few hours before.
Pancakes conservation and freezing advices:
In the fridge: you can also cook your pancakes and store them for 3-4 days in aluminum foil in the refrigerator.
In the freezer: you can also freeze them by putting them in a storage bag and separating each crepe with parchment paper so that they do not stick together and then thaw them for a few seconds in the microwave. However, pancakes may be a bit more brittle by freezing them.