Pancake Day – fool proof recipe for great pancakes
It’s Pancake Day and a good reason to crack open a new jar of honey to enjoy with your pancakes.
What you need are:
1 litre/2 Pint Pirex jug
pinch salt and pepper
Fresh lemon juice
Sieve the plain flour into the Pirex jug until about 1/3 full. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Crack 2 eggs into flour and pour in a bit of milk. Beat with a fork until you have a thick paste and then keep adding milk and beat, add more milk and keep beating until the pancake mix is the consistency of single cream. When it is this consistency you should have nearly a full pirex jug.
Place jug in fridge for a minimum 1/2 hour
When ready to make pancakes – heat a frying pan with a little oil in it. As it gets hot swill oil about pan and then tip the oil away. You just want pan greased not swimming in oil. Pour pancake mix into hot frying pan, so you have about a 4 inch circle of mix in the centre. Swill pan about so the mix spreads across the whole frying pan. Leave on heat until top side of pancake mix is not runny anymore.
Pancake should now be cooked on one side and you will be able to turn or flip it. Flip it over and cook the other side for a couple of minutes. If you need to give first side a bit more just re flip and give it a few more seconds cooking.
Tip: first pancake is never the best one, so you eat and enjoy it whilst you prepare the others.
To serve: place pancake on a warmed plate, squeeze some lemon juice over it and drizzle a line of honey across the pancake. Roll the pancake and serve. Bootiful !! as they say in Norfolk
Sorry no photos of pancakes and honey !! But some honey pics to wet your appetite !