I learned how to cook pancakes at my Nana's house. My Nana told me to measure the pancake mix till it hits 1/4. When I hit 1/4 I doubled the pancake mix with another 1/4. When I stopped at the other 1/4 that equals out to be 2/4 or 1/2. I poured the pancake mix into the pan and waited for the pancakes to bubble. When the pancakes start to bubble that means that the pancakes are ready to be flipped. When you have already flipped them then you won't be able to tell if they're ready. To tell if they are ready, you have to be careful you take the spatula and put it under the pancakes then you lift up the pancakes just about 2 inches high. When they are golden then they are ready to enjoy with butter and syrup.