It’s Pancake Day!!
Here’s an easy recipe for pancakes today, so whisk the kids off to the supermarket for some creative fillings.
This recipe makes 6-8 pancakes.
You will need:
- 110g/4oz of plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 200ml/7fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/ 3fl oz of water
- 50g/ 2oz of butter
What to do:
- Sieve the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
- Make a hole in the centre of the flour and break the 2 eggs into it. (To avoid getting any little bits of egg shell in the mix, you might decide to break the eggs into a glass before mixing them with the flour)
- Now mix well with a whisk or fork.
- Next add the milk and water into the bowl mixing as you go. Here you might need the help of your kids. They could gradually add the water and milk as you quickly whisk. This could be the recipe for disaster…or at least a lot of mess.
- You might find that the mixture gets lumpy, don’t worry, keep mixing! Once the contents of the bowl become creamy in texture it can be left for a moment as it is now time to melt the butter.
- Gently melt the 50g/ 2oz in the frying pan and then add about 2tbs of the melted butter into the pancake mixture. The rest of it can be used in the pan between pancakes to stop them sticking so transfer this into a little bowl.
- Once the frying pan is sizzling and wet with a little of the butter it is time to add the mixture!
- Slowly pour some of the mix into the middle of the pan and move the liquid pancake around the pan by tilting it around until the batter looks almost circular. The more mix you add, the thicker the pancake will be. Too thin and they might stick to the pan. The more you make the better the pancake making will become! Practice makes perfect.
- After a few seconds, delicately slide your spatula round the edges of the pancake, lifting up to check the progress. Continue to lift the edges of the pancake up and soon enough you will see that the whole bottom side of the pancake will have turned golden-brown. It is then time to flip your pancake over. Once both sides are done, plate it up and enjoy!
Here are some topping/filling ideas:
- Maple syrup
- Sugar and/or lemon juice
- Nutella/ chocolate sauce
- Banana and honey
- Warm marshmallows
- Angel Delight
- Jelly and ice-cream
- Peanut butter and jam
- Goat’s cheese and strawberry jam
- Apple cinnamon syrup
- Blueberry jam and greek yoghurt
- Roasted nuts with soy sauce
- Fried chicken
- Different types of curry
- Left over pizza
There is so much fun to be found in simply choosing the toppings with your kids in the supermarket. Let them get creative and get their hands messy!