Pancake day is looming so you need a Pancake Recipe! Pancakes and Shrove Tuesday are a big deal in the UK. Not for the religious reasons which created this great day but for the delightfully delicious pancakes we get to eat. Kids love Pancakes and adults love pancakes so Tuesday the 9th of February should be a day filled with savoury and sweet pancakes alike. We’re talking soft, velvety THIN cakes smothered in something naughty and sweet or wrapped round a tempting savoury filling, not those flabby puffed up excuse for a pancake our American cousins love so much.
The fact is pancakes are dead simple to make and can be customised to whatever flavour you want so get creative and try something new! If you want a savoury pancake try chopping up some fresh herbs or for an Indian twist, try adding some whole or ground spices. For a sweet twist how about adding some ground cinnamon to your mix or even some chopped nuts.
Basic Pancake Recipe
- Place 125g of plain flour and 1 pinch of sea salt into a large bowl
- Crack in 3 large free-range eggs and pour in 250ml of milk
- Whisk well until you get a smooth batter, or alternatively blitz it all in a liquidiser. Leave to one side for 15 minutes
- Place a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Once hot, rub a knob of butter around the pan so it melts
- Pour in 1 ladle of the batter
- Lift the pan off of the heat and tilt it so that the batter spreads all over the base
- Place the pan back on the heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the batter starts to come away from the sides and you can remove it easily from the pan
- Once golden underneath, flip the crêpe over and cook for a further minute until cooked through
For a typical french savoury pancake these Ham and Cheese Pancakes are lovely. For a fishy treat how about Salmon and Chive Pancakes? Or for a vegetarian friendly option have a try at these Mushroom and Spinach pancakes.
For something more impressive yet just as simple try out this Pancake Stack Cake!
Don’t feel restricted though, get in the kitchen and get inventive. Pancakes really do go with almost anything! I’d love to hear about any of your recipes in the comments section below! Until next time….