Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pancake Day

Yesterday was pancake day in England, so of course we had to eat pancakes for dinner. DH is really not that much of a fan of English pancakes, having grown up with the American kind, covered in butter and syrup, and I'm not a fan of the American kind, as I grew up eating English pancakes covered in lemon and sugar. Which pretty much sums us up, food wise, it is hard for us to agree on much of anything!

English pancakes:

4oz plain flour, sifted
pinch of salt
2 eggs
7fl oz milk
3 fl oz water
2 tbsp melted butter

To serve:
Caster sugar
Lemon juice

Sift the flour and the salt together into a large bowl, make a well in the center and break the eggs into it and begin whisking the eggs into the flour

Gradually add the milk and water until batter has the consistency of thin cream, then add the melted butter into the batter.
Use a little butter in a hot pan, add around 2-3 tbsp of batter for a 7 inch pan. As soon as the batter hits the pan, tip it around to get the base evenly coated. It should take around 30 seconds to cook, then flip the pancake and cook for just a few seconds.

To serve, sprinkle each pancake with freshly squeezed lemon juice and caster suagr.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

yummy! I just love pancakes! I am more of a pancake and waffle person than what I am of eggs for breakfast.

Great job on your recent grocery shopping post too!