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Pancakes for pancake Tuesday
Pancakes for pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday

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November 1, 2012

Who doesn't love pancakes? Every Pancake Tuesday, houses all over the country can be heard say 'We should have these more often'!! Pancakes are a fantastic breakfast/lunch or tea any time in the year. They can be savoury as well as sweet and are really quick and easy to make. I think that this is a Delia recipe that I remember reading years ago.

If planning on having the pancakes for breakfast, I would always recommend (where possible) making them (in the blender) the night before and stick the blender jug in the fridge ready to go in the morning. Anything to save a few minutes when getting them out the door to school.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 5 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: 12-14 Pancakes
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Ingredients

110g/4oz plain flour, sifted

pinch of salt

2 eggs

200ml/7fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3fl oz water

50g/2oz butter

Directions

If using a blender, drop everything in and blitz (scrapping in the bits of flour that get stuck to the sides)

If not using a blender, sieve the flour and salt into a big bowl

Make a well in the middle and break in the eggs

Using a fork, whisk the eggs incorporating the flour

Add the milk/water mixture slowly

Keep whisking until all lumps are gone

While whisking, melt the butter in a small saucepan

Just before cooking, add two tablespoons of the melted butter

To cook each pancake, using some kitchen roll dipped in the butter coat a small frying pan/crepe pan

Pour a small amount of pancake mixture and swirl around the pan until covered

After a minute or so, turn and cook other side

Serve and enjoy

The kids can do all the preparations here, from weighing out the flour to cracking in the eggs. If you have kids 8 and over, they could actually cook the pancakes (under adult supervision)

Suggestions for fillings are:

  • Sweet : Lemon and sugar (classic)
  • Sweet : Chocolate spread and banana
  • Sweet : Golden syrup and blueberries
  • Savoury : Mushrooms and spinach
  • Savoury : Ham and cheese and rocket

What are your favourite pancake fillings?

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