How to make the Best Pancakes
Shrove Tuesday is nearly here, or what is more commonly known as Pancake day! This year it falls on March 8th. Shrove Tuesday is the eve to Ash Wednesday, which represents the first day of lent! Pancakes were traditionally made as a treat using ingredients such as fat, eggs, and sugar, which were restricted through the fasting period of Lent.
Pancakes are one of the easiest things to make but one of the yummiest things to eat! The simple recipe is the best, using only flour, eggs and water. Here is the easy way to make pancakes.
Ingredients - makes approx 8 pancakes
- 4 oz (110g) Plain Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 7 fl oz (200ml) of Milk mixed with 3 fl oz (75ml) of Water
- 2 oz ( 50g) Butter
- Pinch of Salt
- Toppings e.g Lemon & Sugar, Chocolate Sauce, Maple Syrup, Cherries, Ice cream etc.
Utensils You Will Need
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Whisk or Fork
- Rubber Spatula
- Non-Stick Frying Pan
- Ladel or Cup
- Kitchen Paper
- Start by sieving the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Sieving it from a height will allow the flour to air.
- Make a hole in the middle of the flour and salt and crack the eggs into it.
- Whisk it altogether using either a whisk or a fork, scraping all the flour from around the bowl as you go.
- Gradually add the water and milk mixture, still whisking as you add. The lumps will gradually disappear the more you whisk. Whisk until the batter is smooth with the consistency of cream with no lumps.
- Heat up the frying pan. Add the butter and stir until it's all melted. Add 2 tablespoons of the melted butter into the batter and whisk in. Put the remaining melted butter into a bowl to use to grease the frying pan, using kitchen paper to smear it around before making each pancake.
- Reduce the heat to medium, and use a ladel or a cup to pour the batter mixture into the pan. This enables you to put it all in in one go. How much mixture you out in depends on how thick you want the pancakes.
- As soon as the mixture is in the pan, swirl it around so that you even out the batter and the base of the pan is completely covered.
- The pancake will begin to bubble when it's ready to turn, it should take around 30 seconds to 1 minute. You can lift the edge of the pancake with a knife or spatula to see if it has browned.
- Flip the pancake by either shuffling it to the edge of the pan and tossing it in the air (the traditional way - and hope it doesn't end up on the floor, or worse, the ceiling!), or you can use a spatula to flip it over.
- Cook for a further 30 seconds and then simply shuffle onto a plate.
- Decorate with whatever topping you prefer, and enjoy!
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