Tomorrow is Pancake Tuesday and the shops are full of 'Special' offers for Pancake Batter, Pancake Pans and lemon juice in a squeezy bottle..... I have read the ingredients of the ready-made batter and have to say that pancakes are so easy to make that it is a crime (or should be) to buy the ready-made stuff. Who needs stabilisers or mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids (emulsifiers)??? And to be honest, it takes about 5 mins to mix all ingredients for homemade pancakes and about 3 to mix the ready-made stuff. That is a time saving of 2 mins.....wow....
So here is the - the easiest recipe for pancakes ever (Please send me photos from your homemade pancakes to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will publish them either on our facebook page or on this blog)
- 200g plain flour
- pinch of salt
- 3 eggs
- 250ml milk
Mix all ingredients together until lump free. Leave to stand for about an hour (or not - you can use it straight away). Heat some butter in a frying pan and pour enough batter into the pan to cover the bottom of the pan (swirling the batter around to cover). Pan-fry for a few mins until the pancake comes loose from the bottom and turn (I never flipped a pancake in my life - hence the clean ceiling) and fry until down.
Et voila you have a wonderful pancake. Sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice for the traditional pancake or try some of the suggestions below.
- Mixed berries tossed in sugar
- Pan-fried mushrooms for a savoury twist
- Maple Syrup
- Lemon Curd