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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Easy-peasy Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day! If, like us, you get home and suddenly realise you’ve forgotten, we’ve got the perfect recipe that will guarantee perfect pancakes everyone will love. Try the recipe below and let us know how you get on.
This recipe makes about 12-14 pancakes, depending on the size of your pan.
Basic Batter Recipe – Ingredients:
100g plain flour, sifted
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
300ml semi-skimmed milk
1tbsp sunflower oil or a knob of butter
Preparation of batter
Put the flour and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a small well in the centre, and crack both the eggs into it.
Begin whisking the centre, using a whisk or a fork, gradually incorporating the flour from around the bowl into your middle mixture of eggs.
Continue to mix, and gradually add small quantities of milk, still whisking, until all your liquid has been added and your batter is smooth. Your ideal consistency should be like thin cream – you can add some more water if it’s too thick.
If you like, pour your batter into a jug for easier pouring into the pan, or use a ladle.
Making the Pancakes
Heat the frying pan, and add the butter or oil. Allow this to melt in the pan – make sure it’s evenly spread so the pan is oiled.

Get the pan really hot and then turn down to medium. Ladle or pour some batter into your hot pan, and then tip and tilt the pan from side to side to make sure the base is coated with batter and you have an even thin covering.

Cook for half a minute or so (try lifting the edge with a palette knife – once the pancake is tinged gold, it’s ready to flip) and then flip your pancake! Either toss your pancake (trying to avoid hitting the ceiling )and catch in your pan, or play it safe and flip with a slice or palette knife.

Cook the other side for another 20 – 30 seconds until golden brown, then slide out onto a hot plate, and repeat with the rest of your batter.

The girls at ilovegorgeous, will be serving their pancakes rolled up, and sprinkled with freshly squeezed lemon juice and caster sugar.  However, you could fold yours to form triangles, or try some of the below toppings. We’d love to know how you serve yours!

Topping Ideas:

Maple Syrup
Golden Syrup
Chocolate Sauce
Peanut Butter

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