Pancake Day

Tomorrow is Pancake Day - aka Shrove-Tuesday.
Of course I made pancakes this morning, not knowing I'll do it all again tomorrow.

Our regular no fail light, fluffy and tender version with choc chips is the choice of the day. I like mine with caramelised banana.

1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoons caster sugar

1/2 cups self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 large egg
30g approx (1 1/2 tablespoons) butter (melted)

  1. Into a medium jug place milk, lemon juice and sugar.Combine, and set aside for five minutes. It may develop a slightly curdled appearance.
  2. Whisk self-raising flour and bicarbonate of soda together in a large bowl.
  3. Melt the butter ; add egg and melted butter to the milk mixture. Whisk the mixture until the egg has mixed with the milk (the butter will sit on the surface).
  4. Combine the milk mixture with the flour mixture and whisk until almost smooth: the batter should still have a few small lumps. Don't over-mix the batter or the pancakes will be tough. 
  5. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. 
  6. While the pan is preheating , leave batter to stand at least two minutes. It will thicken (and depending on your preference you may prefer to add more milk a tablespoon at a time.
  7. Lightly grease your pan with butter if you prefer, I melt my butter in the same fry pan so I skip this. The melted butter through the mixture in a non-stick pan means I don't add any butter.
  8. After resting the batter, give it a light stir and pour back into the jug.
  9. Pour or spread the batter out to form an 10cm circles or shapes of your choice.
  10. Repeat to make another one or more pancakes, depending on the size of your frying pan. Adjust the heat as necessary as once heated I turn mine down a notch.
  11. I add choc chips or blueberries or cinnamon swirl to batter as side 1 starts to cook. Then I flip (wait until you see air bubbles forming - this tells you it's time to flip it)
  12. I stack mine 3 high...two is not enough.
  13. The kids prefer to decorate and eat singly.
TIP - Put the mixture in a sauce bottle with large hole - the kids can make their own shaped or creative pancakes
(You tube video here for a different recipe and demo)

    Pancakes are not just a favourite breakfast in my house - the boys love helping ! 

    Anyone can create delicious homemade pancakes - pfft why should you pay anyone else outrageous prices to make them.

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