Tuesday, 1 March 2011

How to Make English Pancakes

You are on holiday, so why not cooking a fantastic and easy recipe????

This simple recipe for pancakes is perfect for Shrove Tuesday, breakfast or dessert. Make our English Pancakes recipe today.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Step 1: You will need:

180 g flour
2 eggs
a pinch of salt
1 tbsp sugar
200 ml milk
75 ml water
30 g melted butter
some extra butter, for frying
some caster sugar
1 lemon, halved
1 bowl
1 whisk
1 frying pan
1 serving plate
1 spoon
1 ladle
1 sieve

Step 2: Mix the batter
Begin by sieving the flour into a bowl. This will help to make the pancakes light as air. Now add the salt, sugar, eggs, milk, water and butter and whisk well into a smooth batter.

Step 3: Cook the pancakes
Place the frying pan over a medium to high heat and allow it to warm through. When hot, add a little of the melted butter, and then three quarters of a ladle of the batter. Move the mixture around so that the batter spreads evenly over the pan. Let it brown underneath for about 30 seconds and give it a little shake to release it from the bottom. It's very important that it doesn't stick to the pan. Also the top should look almost set.

Step 4: Toss the pancakes
Flip the pancake over. Don't worry if you can't do it the first time.Practise makes perfect! And you can always use a spatula! Cook it for a few seconds more and remove. Place the pancake flat on the serving plate. Repeat exactly the same process with the rest of the batter.

TOP TIP: Flip the wrist so that the pan moves in an upward arc which causes the pancake to slide up and out of the pan. A direct lift leaves a partial vacuum under the pancake which tends to keep it in the pan. The movement in the arc supplies the torque to flip the pancake.

Step 5: Garnish and serve
Place the pancakes flat on a plate. Squeeze a little lemon and sprinkle a little sugar over each one before folding in half and then half again to make a fan shape, or you can simply roll them up! Put them on a serving plate, sprinkle over more lemon and scatter over a little more sugar and serve. Warm and cheering, they make the perfect way to celebrate "Shrove Tuesday" or every day!

1 comment:

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