For the pancake mixture:
- 110g/4oz plain flour, sifted
- pinch of salt ( I don't really see any point of adding it but.. you know...)
- 2 eggs
- 200ml/7fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3fl oz water
- 50g/2oz butter
- Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl with a sieve held high above the bowl so the flour gets an airing. Now make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Then begin whisking the eggs with a whisk or a fork.
- Next, gradually add small amounts of the milk and water mixture whilst mixing .When all the liquid has been added, use a rubber spatula to scrape any elusive bits of flour from around the edge into the centre, then whisk once more until the batter is smooth. Now melt the 50g/2oz of butter in a pan. Spoon 2 tbsp of it into the batter and whisk it in.
- Now get the pan really hot, then turn the heat down to medium . To start with, do a test pancake to see if you're using the correct amount of batter. I find 2 tbsp is about right for an 18cm/7in pan. It's also helpful if you spoon the batter into a ladle so it can be poured into the hot pan in one go. As soon as the batter hits the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter. It should take only half a minute or so to cook; you can lift the edge with a palette knife to see if it's tinged gold as it should be. Flip the pancake over with a pan slice or palette knife - the other side will need a few seconds only - then simply slide it out of the pan onto a plate.
- Stack the pancakes as you make them between sheets of greaseproof paper on a plate.
- I serve mine with honey and lemon squeezed on top ( YUMMY). I've heard a few other "weird" toppings so I guess its up to you what you put on your pancake.
I hope you have a fantastic pancake day and make some yummy pancakes
Or to save yourself the fuss, you could buy the ready made batter mix from Asda...
How did your Pancakes turn out? Comment =]