Easy Peasy Pancakes

It’s Pancake Day. I am not observing Lent, but do love pancakes, so would like to eat plenty of them today.


Here is a really easy recipe from Delia Smith.

Ingredients: 110g flour, 2 eggs, 200ml milk mixed with 75ml water, 50g butter and a pinch of salt.

Method: Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the eggs. Whisk the mixture thoroughly. Next gradually add small quantities of the milk and water mixture still whisking. When all the mixture is added whisk until the batter is smooth, like the consistency of thin cream. Then melt the butter in a pan and spoon 2 tbsp into the mixture. Pour the rest into a separate bowl and use to lubricate your frying pan.

To make perfect pancakes, heat a frying pan until it is really hot and then turn it down to medium. Ladle a small amount of mixture into the pan and tip the pan from side to side so that you get an even coat of mixture on the base. It only takes 30 seconds to cook. The pancake should be easily lifted with a palette knife flipped over and cooked for a few seconds.

Plate up your perfect pancake. Squeeze lemon and sprinkle some caster sugar for a traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake.

If you would rather not, then there are some lovely pancake places around. One of favourites is in Hampstead. I think I have mentioned it before. It is a little stall that serves both sweet and savoury pancakes. A Belgian chocolate treat….mmmm……

Happy Eating


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