Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Chemical Society’s Reactions series and features a look at the science behind the best tasting pancakes.
There are thousands of different variations on pancake recipes from all over the world, but most start with one simple ingredient: buttermilk. Not only does it provide a unique sour taste, but also contains diacetyl, a flavor compound that tastes like butter. Buttermilk also gives pancakes their fluffy consistency, as bacteria consume sugar to produce lactic acid.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: American Chemical Society