Mel and Mal's Pancake Batter Mix

Ingredients
  • 125g sifted plain flour
  • 2 large free range eggs, beaten
  • 325g milk (approx)
  • Filling of your choice
  • 2 knobs of butter

There is nothing that evokes childhood like a pancake, although all we ever had on ours was the traditional lemon squeezy!

For sweet tooths amongst you, why not try hot cooked bananas and sultanas with your pancake (recipe in Sweets & Desserts)?

Why not let the kids concoct their own versions of Pancake Heaven?

Serves : 12        Prep/Cooking Time : 15 mins + 30 mins re

Tip : Flour can absorb liquid at different rates so add the milk to make a mixture that lightly coats the back of a spoon

Instructions

Make the Pancake/Crepe Mixture

Place the flour into a large bowl, make a well in in the middle, add the eggs into the well and beat well with a whisk.

Add the milk bit by bit and keep beating until the mixture is lump free and just coats the back of a spoon. Cover the bowl and allow to rest for 30 minutes - this is to allow the batter to settle

Cook the Crepe

When you are ready to cook the pancakes, heat up a little of the butter in a pancake pan or small omelette pan, until sizzling. Pour in enough batter mix to cover the bottom of the pan lightly and then swirl the pan so the mixture is evenly distributed.

Turn down the heat to low/medium and cook until you see little bubbles appearing on the surface of the pancake. If you are clever, you can flip the pancake - its all in the wrist action! - but for those less brave (and who dont want a pancake stuck to the ceiling!) simply use a turner to flip the pancake over within the pan.

Adding the Filling

If you are adding a hot filling, it is best to add this whilst the pancake is still in the pan by placing the filling about a third down the pancake itself, which then allows you to roll up and slip a turner under the whole thing to remove from the pan.

However, if you are just serving as a plain pancake, fold into half and then half again (this is how they serve crepes (or pancakes!) in posh restaurants!), sprinkle with sugar if required and a little lemon juice, and place on a warm serving plate using a turner

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