So now that Valentines Day is over, we can get onto my real favourite day of the year.. oh yes, pancake day I always long for your return. I can never decide if I’m more of a thin crepe style pancake fan, or more of a slightly thick and fluffy kind, but in my books – either are pretty good.
I opted to make the latter and before you knew it, this lovely stack of heaven was complete, topped with some fresh fruit and nutella, we were good to go. And oh it was so worth the wait after photographing them! If you’d like to make your own, you can follow this super easy recipe below.
You will need:
135g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tablespooons caster sugar
1 large egg
some butter or olive oil for cooking
1. Sift all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, then gradually add in the milk and egg. Whisk until the batter is smooth.
2. Let the batter stand in the fridge for five minutes to settle.
3. Heat up a none stick frying pan, with either a knob of butter or a splash of olive oil for cooking.
4. The mixture should feel thick, you may want to add it to the pan using a ladle to ensure the same thickness for each. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble then it’s time to turn it over and cook both sides, until golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm or half an inch thick.
5. When you’ve used up all your mix you’re good to go, enjoy!
I prefer fruit and chocolate kinds of toppings, but they’re also great with the classic lemon and sugar, or perhaps even some ice cream and chopped nuts. How do you prefer your pancakes? Will you be making some today?