Monday, 15 February 2010

My Pancake Recipe

What you need
110 g or 4 oz of plain flour
1 egg
250 g or half a pint of milk
Pinch of salt
Sunflower oil for cooking

For the topping
Whatever takes your fancy

What I do...

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well into which you pour the egg. Whisk the egg, incorporating some of the flour from the edge of the well. Add in the milk a little at a time gradually whisking in the flour until the flour is all mixed in. Then continue whisking the mixture until it forms a smooth batter.

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Make sure that the oil is hot before adding the pancake batter. Add the batter and twirl the pan about to make sure that it reaches the edges of the pan, forming a circle. Once the pancake is formed and doughy, take a peek at the underside, lifting it with a spatula. Once it is starting to lightly brown, either flip the pancake over with a spatula or palette knife or be brave and toss it. (Yes you can do it – it’s all in the wrist action and about confidence than technique). Lightly brown the other side and finish with another toss (see it was fun and yes of course you want to do it again now!)

Slide onto a plate and add your topping of choice and savour every mouthful of pancake loveliness. It may be a whole year until you get to experience this again!

And remember if your first one doesn’t turn out quite as you expected, there’s more batter to perfect the next one and the next one!

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