Monday, February 20, 2012

The ULTIMATE Pancakes

OK, tomorrow is pancake day and here's my recipes.  With having chooks running around the garden it means we have chicken sh!t everywhere!  It also means we have a good supply of eggs, which in turn means we have pancakes every week, and usually more than once.

A little while ago I spent an AGE researching and trying out different recipes until I settled on this one.  I prefer a 'crepe' style pancake, and I don't think there is anything better than this!

Here's how.  In a bowl you want 300ml milk, 125g flour, 2 eggs, dash of sugar and a pinch of salt.  You can also add some melted butter or even a little vanilla extract if you fancy.  Whisk this up to make your batter.  The key to making the perfect pancake is to get a good heavy bottomed frying pan on a med-low heat.  Once up to temperature you put a small amount of sunflower/veg oil in the middle of the pan and use a piece of folded up kitchen paper to spread the oil around the base of the pan.  You want just enough batter in the pan to cover the bottom - which depends on the pan and ladle/spoon you use.  As the edges become done use a plastic spatula to tempt them away from the pan.  Once this side is done it should have come away enough for you to toss, and will then only need a minute or two on the second side before being done.  After the first two or three you will notice the pancakes are cooking quicker so drop the heat down a little bit to ensure consistency.

To finish lemon and sugar is fine, but bacon and maple syrup is the pancake of champions!

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