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I'm pretty sure saying 'Happy Pancake Day' isn't socially acceptable but I've done it anyway :) Of Course it's Shrove Tuesday that is going to get us geared up for Lent.
I LOOOOOOVE pancakes and since I've been hitting the gym I'm sure I deserve a treat. Here's the recipe I'll be using later on tonight in case you fancy joining in!
Beloved's Light and Fluffy Pancakes
Images from realfood
The Main Ingredients:
1 large egg, lightly
135g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
(you can get all of these from your local supermarket for less than
get down to business:
1.Make sure you sift the flour, baking
powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. This is important to make sure
everything goes smoothly later on.
2.In a separate bowl gently whisk
together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter. Be patient here and
gentle - caress that mixture!
3.Pour the milky mixture into the flour
mixture and beat until you have a smooth batter. I use a fork here but you go
with whatever you have to hand. Do it like your life depends on it to save time
if you're getting pancake crazy at this point. Let the batter stand for a few
minutes.... no cheating at this stage, leave it alone!!
4.Heat a non-stick frying pan (these
are an amazing buy if you haven't got one already) over a medium heat and
add a square/knob of butter. When it's melted, add a ladle of batter to the
pan. It will look very thick but this is how it should be I swear!
5.Wait until the top of the pancake
begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown
and the pancake has risen. These are thicker than your normal
pancakes but believe me they are scrummy. Keep going until all the batter
is used..... You deserve all those lovely, warm fluffy beauties!
Basically you can go crazy here.....Make them
very traditionally either with lemon or syrup or add fruit or
even some sneaky chocolate sprinkles. I've also heard of friends
going with bacon and eggs with their pancake creations or apple and banana so
go mad and try as many flavours as you can.
Image from Goodfoodshow
Give them a try and let me know what creations you make or any tips you have for me :)