Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day to you) is the 8th March. So get, cracking, whisking and flipping. You can opt for the old lemon and sugar number but we love stewed blackberries and apple with a dollop of cream or some stewed rhubarb and cream… our mouths are watering. OH Pancake Day! Bring it on.
This is a Delia recipe – thanks love. For the pancake mixture: * 110g/4oz plain flour, sifted *pinch of salt *2 eggs *200ml/7fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3fl oz water* 50g/2oz butter.
Then for the lemon thing: *caster sugar *lemon juice *lemon wedges.
*Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl with a sieve. * Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Then begin whisking the eggs incorporating the flour. Gradually add small quantities of the milk and water mixture, still whisking. * When all the liquid has been added, use a rubber spatula to scrape bits of flour from around the edge into the centre, then whisk once more until the batter is smooth, with the consistency of thin cream. * Now melt the 50g/2oz of butter in a pan. Spoon 2 tbsp of it into the batter and whisk it in, then pour the rest into a bowl and smear it round the pan before you make each pancake. *Now get the pan really hot, then turn the heat down to medium and pour in batter. *As soon as the batter hits the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter. *It should take only half a minute or so to cook; you can lift the edge with a palette knife to see if it’s tinged gold as it should be. *Flip the pancake over with a pan slice or palette knife – the other side will need a few seconds only – then simply slide it out of the pan onto a plate. *Sprinkle each pancake with freshly squeezed lemon juice and caster sugar, fold in half, then in half again to form triangles, or else simply roll them up. *Serve sprinkled with a little more sugar and lemon juice and extra sections of lemon. OR stuff with one of our suggestions!