Today is Shrove Tuesday, pancake day !
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
30g unsalted butter, melted, plus more for frying
150g plain flour
Makes 6 x 20cm pancakes – you’ll probably want to double this!
Melt the butter and then put to one side to cool a little. Put the flour, milk and egg into a blender or a large bowl and whiz or whisk.
Heat the pan (not too high otherwise you will smoke out the kitchen) – a proper crepe pan is of course perfect but a shallow frying pan will do fine. Melt a tiny bit of butter and then wipe the pan – this is to “season “it. This is worth doing otherwise the first pancake is always a disaster!
Ladle in enough batter to coat the pan. Leave for only about one minute and then turn with a wide spatula; flipping needs firm confidence but have a go!
Continue until all the batter is used, melting a little butter into the pan in between each pancake. Pile the cooked pancakes onto a plate and serve with whatever takes your fancy.
Sugar and lemon
Melted chocolate or chocolate spread and banana
Greek yogurt and fruit coulis
Apple puree and toasted almonds…..
Flambé Grand Marnier….but not for the kids!