I know that loads of dishes are easier to buy but I really cant understand why people want to buy pancakes…it is SO easy to make and so much cheaper.
We have lots of recipes and some do make it sound more complicated than it is so I am going to tell you MY WAY. First no weighing. I think to have to measure accurately ingredients is already starting to make the process complicated!
Believe it or not, we make pancakes nearly every weekend for breakfast. My 9 year old Jamie makes this himself …it is THAT easy!
You take 1 cup of plain flour and put it in the blend then add 1 cup of milk and 1 egg – I always add an extra egg just for extra yumminess. So for a family batchload it works out to be 4 cups of flour, 4 cups of milk and 4 (+1 egg) – i think of it as equal measures of eggs, flour and milk plus an extra egg for the pot!
So the pancake mixture is dead easy. The tricks for good pancakes is to make sure the pan is hot and then have the heat on low when cooking. For each pancake i first put in a knob of butter and let it cover the base of the pan and then pur in the mixture swirling the pan to let the mixture also cover the base, ensuring it is not too thick.
The choice now is what topping do you like. Jamie only has nutella – won’t try anything else. I love crepe suzette so have shared my crepe suzette recipe.
Other variations you can choose from for Shrove Tuesday are :
Other types of pancakes are scotch pancakes or griddle scones. This recipe is Grandmas Scotch pancakes
The key thing here is to heat the pan and add 3 or 4 tablespoons of mixture to make small round pancakes. Keep a watch when frying, small air bubbles will start to appear on the surface of the pancake. This shows you that the base of the pancake is cooking nicely. As those bubbles begin to pop, that is the time to turn the pancake over. The cooked base should be golden brown in appearance. Cook both sides for approx. 2mins each on a low heat until each side is golden brown. These can be eaten warm or cool with jam for a treat to add to your kids lunchbox!