Coffee And Pancakes
Yippee, today is Pancake Tuesday :)
Now we assume you have got your favourite coffee-making method nailed down (yeah, right?)
but you might struggle to find a decent pancake recipe? Well here is one recipe adapted from the Godmother of cooking Delia Smith.
- 110g Plain Flour
- 2 Eggs (Large)
- 50g butter
- 210ml milk (mix with 70ml fresh water)
- pinch of salt
- caster sugar
- lemon juice
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a hole in the centre of the mixture and break the eggs into it. Whisk the mixture ensuring all the flour gets brought into the mixture
While continuing to whisk, gradually add the milk/water mixture. Keep whisking until smooth. Once the mixture has the consistency of thin cream you may stop whisking.
Melt the butter gently in a small pan. Add 2 tablespoons into the batter and begin to whisk again. Pour the remaining butter into a pan and use some kitchen roll to cover the pan ready to start making pancakes.
Add heat to the pan and get it very hot initially before turning the heat down to medium. Using a ladle add some mixture to the pan (it may take a couple of test pancakes before you find the ideal amount of batter to make a pancake.)
Ready? Ok, add some batter. As soon as it hits the pan swirl the pan to coat the pan evenly with the batter mixture. Using a spatula or knife to lift the pancake to check for that lovely golden colour – it should only take approx 30secs to cook. Flip the pancake with a spatula (or give it a flip in the pan if you’re brave enough) and cook for a few seconds on the other side. Tip the pan and slide the lovely pancake onto a plate.
Put the plate over simmering water to keep them warm as you make more. Separate them with greaseproof paper.
Serve the pancakes with lemon juice and caster sugar. Enjoy :)
Now we wasted far too much time in the kitchen at lunchtime making pancakes today. What we discovered was that they washed down well with a nice mug of hot chocolate. We make a lovely raspberry sauce for the pancakes with was just LUSH with the hot chocolate. Might take us a few weeks to burn off the calories we consumed today! Maybe we should rename the post Pancakes and Hot Choc :)
Recipe adapted from the ‘Basic Pancakes with Sugar and Lemon’ recipe available on the Delia website