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Toss those pancakes!
Member Name: star3683
Advantages: Cheap, quick and easy to make.
With it being Shrove Tuesday last week I thought it would be a perfect time to write this review. Shrove Tuesday or now as it's more commonly known, Pancake Day is the day before Lent and pancakes were originally made on this day to use up the rich ingredients like sugar and eggs before the 40 days of fasting were begun.
Although you can purchase various pancake mixes and even ready made pancakes they are so cheap and easy to make from scratch and are a really versatile item which can be eaten alone or topped with almost any fillings.
My trusty and simple pancake recipe:
4oz Plain Flour
Pinch of Salt
Oil for cooking
1. Sieve the flour in to a bowl with the pinch of salt.
2. Make a well in the flour and add in the egg and an around half a pint of milk and whisk.
3. Add more milk as required to make a fairly runny batter mixture.
4. Add a small amount of oil to a frying pan and heat until hot.
5. Take a ladle and add a small amount of the batter mixture to the centre of the hot frying pan tilting the pan quickly to ensure the mixture spreads thinly across the pan.
6. Once the mixture has set using a spatula flip the pancake over to cook on the opposite side until both sides are golden brown. If you are feeling brave why not try and toss your pancake!
7. Serve with your favourite topping and cook another.
A fairly traditional pancake topping is lemon or orange juice with sugar but you can be creative as you want to be. As pancakes are very plain in flavour then really they are an excellent base for both sweet and savoury toppings. You can even make a pancake pizza by topping it with tomato, cheese, ham, mushrooms etc and then popping in the oven or under the grill for a few moments. Although one of my favourite toppings is Nutella or ice cream...yum yum!
Pancakes can also be made in advanced and reheated, freshly made pancakes will keep for a couple of days if kept covered and in a cool place. I actually made a batch of pancakes on Monday night stacked them on top of each other on a plate when cooked and wrapped some foil over the top. I then took the pancakes into work the next day and reheated them in the microwave for 30 seconds and they were just as good as when made fresh.
Remember pancakes are not just for Pancake Day!
Summary: A great quick treat not just for pancake day!