Sunday, 6 March 2011

Pancake Day

2 days and counting..

I have been super super excited about Pancake Day over the last week or so! I absolutely love pancakes. They're soo good *drools*.

Pancakes are so quick and easy to make plus they're not just to be served with lemon and sugar.. or maple syrup for that matter!

Basic Pancake Recipe:


- 4oz (100g) plain flour; Sieved
- 1/2 Pint (250ml) Milk
- 1 Medium Egg

Place the sieved flour into a mixing bowl. Make a small hollow in the center of the mixture and crack the egg into it. Begin to mix while gradually adding about one quarter of the milk.

Continue to mix well until bubbles become visible in the mixture. Gradually pour in the remaining milk while continuing to mix. (if it's a bit too thick - then add a little water). Pour batter into a jug for easier pouring into pan.

Heat the frying pan, and place a small piece of lard/fat in the centre. Allow this to melt and spread over the pan.

Get the pan nice & hot and when the lard begins to smoke slightly, stir and pour in some of the batter - approx 30ml or 2 tablespoons, or enough to thinly cover the bottom of the pan. (tilt the pan to help the batter spread evenly).

Cook until nicely golden brown on the bottom. Approximately 3 minutes.

Toss / flip the pancake to within an inch of the kitchen ceiling and position the pan to perfectly catch the pancake on the way down - cooked side up, easy. (you could of course just turn it over with a big plastic spoon, but where's the fun in that? ;-)

Cook the other side until nicely golden brown. The pancake should only be tossed once.

Serve immediately with your choice of toppings!

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