5 minutes to prepare, plus 30 minutes to leave the batter to stand
Cooking time: 10 to 12 minutes
12 thin pancakes (18-20cm each)
125g of plain flour
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
300ml of milk
- Sift the flour into a bowl then make a little well in the middle.
- Next, in a separate bowl, whisk one egg, one egg yolk and just a small bit of the milk together.
- Pour this mixture into the well in the flour then whisk with a little of the flour.
- Gradually whisk in half of the remaining milk. Draw in the rest of the flour a little at a time to make a smooth batter.
- Stir in the rest of the milk then cover. Now simply leave the batter to stand for about 30 minutes.
- When ready to get flipping, heat the frying pan and brush with a little oil.
- To cook your pancakes use a ladle to pour two or three tablespoons of batter into the pan. To spread the batter out evenly around the bottom just tilt the pan around in circles.
- The pancakes will take about 45-60 seconds over a medium-high heat. When they are ready to flip you'll see small holes appear on the surface, the underside is lightly browned and the edges will start to curl. You can now try to flip it over, just loosen the pancake around the edges and flip the pan, or use a pallet knife. Now cook the other side for about 30 seconds until it's golden. Now you can set it aside or eat it right away.
- Before you cook your next pancake, heat and lightly grease the pan again.
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Here are a few of our attempts - made with our kids so whilst they may lack a little refinement in places, they were still yummy and made with love and smiles :).
Don’t worry if the first pancake is a disaster, it takes a bit of time to turn or flip a pancake over. A wonky pancake still tastes delicious.
When all your pancakes are cooked, you can heat them up in the microwave or add your toppings straight away and enjoy.
How do you top yours? Here are some ideas to get you started:
Sweet pancake topping ideas:
- Lemon and sugar (this remains our favourite at Box of Hugs)
- Chocolate spread/Nutella (this is our kids favourite - funny that!)
- Jam/clotted cream and jam
- Maple syrup
- Ice cream
- Biscotti spread
- Banana and chocolate
- Baileys or your favourite tipple and ice cream
Savoury pancake topping ideas:
Basically anything you can have on a pizza, you can try on a pancake:
- Ham, cheese and mushroom
- Gruyère cheese and ham
- Bacon and maple syrup
Healthier topping ideas:
- Lemon and sweetener
- Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or fresh fruit of your choice
- Low fat yoghurt or quark
- A few dark chocolate drops to add texture
Some hints and tips for making the perfect pancake:
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