As you all know Shrove Tuesday dawned on us last week, however my brother was away on tour in Dublin and didn't have a chance to stuff his face like the rest of us, so now that he's back I thought it was a perfect excuse to have a second Pancake Day.
Pancakes are very easy to make so if, like me, you are slightly challenged in the cooking department, fear not as I have actually made these many a time before to much delight so if I can manage it anyone can!
This recipe makes approximately 12 pancakes.
(As my brothers are so greedy we always end up doubling the mixture so adjust accordingly!)
- 100g plain flour
- 2 large eggs
- 250ml milk
- pinch of salt
- large bowl
- strawberries / blueberries / banana / double cream / nutella / maple syrup / icing sugar / whatever else you fancy!
First start by sifting your flour into your bowl - this will make sure your mixture doesn't turn out lumpy.
Add your eggs to the flour. (I cracked mine into a separate bowl first to make sure I didn't get any shell in my mix but if you're feeling brave crack 'em straight into the bowl!)
Whisk them together until the flour and egg become one. Don't worry, it's not meant to look pretty at this point.
Then gradually add your milk to the mix, while continuing to whisk.
When your mixture is smooth and runny you know it's done.
Heat your pan over a medium heat and pop in a small dollop of butter. When it starts to melt, tilt the pan and swirl the butter around to grease up the surface.
Pour a ladle full of your mix into the center of your pan and spread it out gently using a circular motion with the bottom of the spoon.
When little bubbles start popping up on the surface you know it's time to flip that pancake. Either use your spatula to do this, or if you feel like showing off then go ahead and toss it.
Once both sides have been cooked and are golden brown, put your pancake on a tray and place it on the bottom shelf of your oven on a very low heat.
Once you've made as many pancakes as you think you'll be able to manage, have your toppings at the ready...
Go wild and enjoy!
Hope this was helpful and that you all enjoyed some yummy pancakes last week!