Pancake Day Recipe!

Pancake Day Recipe!

Shrove Tuesday is less than a week away.

Traditionally it was all about emptying the cupboards of fattening ingredients in preparation for fasting through Lent. Shrove Tuesday would have been the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients. In more recent times even those that don’t fast consider the day as an excuse for a pancake feast.

So, whether you can make perfect pancakes or end up scraping batter off the ceiling, whether you’re a frying pan flipper or someone who carefully turns over with a spatula, whether you top with sweet or savory…  it’s time to get your frying pans at the ready!

 

Ingredients:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • Melted butter or oil for frying

Method:

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Now make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Then begin whisking the eggs incorporating any bits of flour from around the edge of the bowl as you do so.

Next gradually add small quantities of the milk, still whisking. The batter should end up smooth, with the consistency of thin cream. Now heat the oil or melt the butter in a pan, pour the rest into a bowl and use it to lubricate the pan, using a wodge of kitchen paper to smear it round before you make each pancake.

Now get the pan really hot, and then turn the heat down to medium. Ladle the batter and as soon as it hits the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter. You can lift the edge with a spatula to see if its tinged gold as it should be. Flip the pancake over and cook the other side for just a few seconds only - then simply slide it out of the pan onto a plate.

You can stack the pancakes as you make them between sheets of greaseproof paper on a plate fitted over simmering water, to keep them warm while you make the rest. Or keep the plate in the oven on a low heat or re-heat in the microwave after making them all.

Serve with you favourite toppings!

Pancakes

If you’re feeling fancy you could use some of our metal cutters to make neat, shaped pancakes. Place the metal cutter in the pan, carefully spoon in the batter and once the first side looks cooked carefully remove the cutter (with tongs or oven gloves!) and flip the pancake to cook briefly on the other side.

Follow us on social media for more top pancake tips on Tuesday. 

 

Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food

Posted by Jaz Merritt
1st March 2019

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