I love Pancake Tuesday. Fortunately for me, my children don't like pancakes so I tend to eat them for dinner and then for dessert (with different fillings). Shrove Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday, traditionally in order to use up indulgent foods which were forbidden during Lent. This year it's on Tues 21 February.
I am not fussy when it comes to pancakes. I like thin crepe and fluffy Americna style ones. Here are my favourite recipes for them.
I always let my batter sit for around 30 minutes. A decent saucepan is a must for pancakes. The best I have ever used is my Pampered Chef sautee pan, with a little melted butter. They never stick to this.
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2 eggs
- 125ml milk
- 125ml water (or 250ml milk if you are too lazy to measure twice)
- pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
American pancakes (I use Nigella's recipe, more or less)
- 225g SR flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 30g butter, melted and cooled
- 300ml milk
Crepes are can be either savoury or sweet or both, if you go the lemon juice and sugar route. I like to fill them with chicken and mushroom, or ham and cheese, and roll them up like a fajita. If eating them sweet then they are gorgeous served warm spread with Nutella and folded into triangles.