Happy Pancake Day!
Shrove Tuesday (or Pancake Day as it is affectionately known) calls for the delicious overindulgence of pancakes before the austerity of Lent, which begins tomorrow. I have not yet decided what I will be giving up for the forty days and forty nights. The usual suspects are chocolate, alcohol and desserts. It will probably be one of these, but I can think about that later. Right now there are pancakes to enjoy!
Yields Approximately 6 pancakes
1 Large Free Range Egg, Beaten
280ml/1¼ cups Semi-Skimmed Milk
Pinch of Salt
110g/1 cup Plain Flour
To grease your frying pan mix 1 tbsp Melted Butter and 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil together
Sift the flour into a bowl, add the salt and make a well in the centre
Add the egg and a large splash of milk, using a whisk gently incorporate until the batter is smooth and creamy
Add the rest of the milk and leave to rest for 30 minutes in the fridge
After 30 minutes remove the batter from the fridge and heat your frying pan
Using a silicone pastry brush, brush the inside of the pan with the oil and butter mixture
Add a ladle of batter and swirl the pan so that it coats the base
Cook on a medium heat until the base is golden brown and then turn or flip (depending on your bravery!) to cook the other side
Serve immediately with your favourite topping or filling
Nathan’s favourite is the classic lemon juice and caster sugar
My favourite is the ridiculously over the top Nutella, banana and a drop of cream
What is your favourite topping or filling?