Shrove Tuesday comes but once a year, and aren’t we all glad when it does?! There’s nothing quite as nice as freshly made pancakes to brighten up a cold Tuesday in February.
From farmhouse kitchens in Surrey to high gloss urban kitchen spaces in the City, the air will be filled with the tempting aroma of pancakes on 9th February this year. If you would like to join in the fun, here’s the only pancake recipe you’ll ever need:
200 g plain flour
400 ml milk (or use half milk, half water if you like you pancakes thinner)
2 large eggs, whisked
1 tbsp sunflower oil
Pinch of salt
In a large bowl, combine flour and salt, then make a well in the middle and add milk and eggs. Whisk the mixture for about 1 minute and then gradually add the flour, whisking until you have a smooth batter. Add the sunflower oil and whisk again.
Pour a ladle of batter into a medium hot, very thinly greased non-stick frying pan. Swirl the batter around until it covers the bottom of the pan and let it cook for about 40 seconds. Lift the pancake up carefully with a palette knife to see if it is golden brown underneath. If so, turn (or flip!) it over and cook for another 40 seconds before transferring to a serving plate. Repeat until all the batter has been used up.
Eat the pancakes nice and hot, with a filling of your choice. Of course, you can’t beat the traditional Lemon & Sugar combo, but if you feel like treating your taste buds to something different, then why not try one of these popular options: Peanut Butter & Banana; Ice Cream & Peaches; Yogurt, Honey & Blueberries; Bacon & Maple Syrup; Chocolate Spread & Strawberries.