As everyone probably knows, yesterday was Shrove Tuesday, which means Pancake Day!
Every food supermarket had displays of lemons, milk, flour and sugar!
To make about 6 - 8 you will need:
a light weight frying pan - about 8 or 10 inches in size
110g plain flour
a pinch of salt
200ml milk mixed with 75ml water
a good knob of melted butter to be used for greasing the pan
sugar and lemon juice
How to do it:
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Then whisk in the eggs with a balloon whisk.
Bring in the flour from around the edge of the bowl so it all gets well mixed together. Now you can gradually add small quantities of the milk and water mixture, whisking all the time until all the milk and water has been added and it is quite smooth - no lumps please!
You will now have a quite thinnish batter.
When that's done, I always transfer the mixture into a jug so it's easier to pour.
Using a piece of kitchen paper dip it into your melted butter and use this to grease the frying pan. Get the pan really hot and then turn the heat to medium. Pour a little of the pancake batter into the hot pan - enough to almost cover the bottom completely. Don't make the pancakes too thick. My nan bless her, used to make pancakes that were about half an inch thick - At least it saved all the messing about as no one could eat more than one!
Anyway, as the batter goes into the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter.
The pancake will only take a minute - if that to cook. Now flip the pancake over with a pan slice and the other side will need a few seconds to cook.
Once cooked the pancake will have nice golden spots on. Now slide the pancake onto a serving plate.
I can't be doing with any fancy fillings, just a little sugar sprinkled over and a good squeeze of lemon juice.
Personally I don't think they can be kept warm and stay nice, so eat that one and get on with making the next one!