Pancake Tuesday is upon us and before you decide to be extra good for Lent why not give yourself a bit of a treat with some pancakes!
Did you know that the humble pancake is one of the oldest forms of cereal food made by man, stretching back to prehistoric times? In more modern ages, the tradition of Pancake Tuesday grew out of the need to use up all the lard before the 40 day fast of Lent started.
Times have changed but the pancake endures, and the right toppings can make for a really tasty treat which also happens to be very easy to make. Read on for our recipe and make sure to try out every possible combination of flavours.
1 tbsp butter or vegetable oil
A little salt
- Add the flour, eggs, milk and salt together in a container and whisk – you’ll want to keep it moving until you’ve formed a smooth batter. You can use a mechanical or hand whisk.
- Set the mixture to one side for 30 minutes, though if you’re in a hurry (or really hungry!) you can go straight to the next step.
- Heat the pan and grease it with the butter or oil at a medium heat. Make sure the whole surface is covered.
- Add the mixture to the pan, tilting to spread it around fully. Cook for around a minute, you’ll know it’s done when the edges start to crisp.
- Now it’s time for the fun stuff! Flip the pancake over – if you want to be boring you can use a kitchen utensil but we all know it’s better to flip it up and out of the pan. Beware of hot oil and spills!
- Cook on the other side until the pancake is a uniform golden brown then serve. You can use classic toppings or try out our suggestions below.
Sugar, Bananas, Lemon, Blueberries, Chocolate spread, Maple Syrup, Honey, Raspberry jam, Apple, Strawberries, Nutella, Ice cream, Yogurt, Granola, Coconut sprinkles, Hot fudge sauce,
Cream, Cinnamon, Lemon curd, Custard