4 March 2011

Fat Fridays...

Good lord. Februrary has flown by ridiculously fast, I mean...where does that month go? First there's a slow and depressingly commercial build up to Valentine's Day, and then before you know it BOOM. Hello March.

But wait.

Wasn't February missing something this year? Something sweet? Floury? Stuck to the ceiling?

Hell yes it was. And boy was it missed dearly. I've been waiting for pancake day for what feels like an age now. I'm one of those annoying ''only-eat-pancakes-on-Shrove-Tuesday'' people, which causes me to not only ignore the joys of these flippable snacks throughout the whole year, but also give into the ''buy-ten-million-ingredients-and-toppings'' offers the week before that day of joy. Pathetic.

Anyway,  I may be a Shrove Tuesday conformist, but I see no harm in starting the celebrations a little early, right? Right. So here's your easy peasy pancake recipe for next week....and hopefully a little while after. Forget scrambled eggs and sausage sandwiches, I'm vowing to make pancakes the new year-round brunch...


INGREDIENTS
110g plain flour, sifted
2 eggs
200ml milk mixed with 75ml water
Butter
 
METHOD
 Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and make a little well to break the eggs into

Whisk the eggs, beating them together at first and then starting to mix in the flour. Keep going until all the flour's mixed in and gradually add the milk/water mixture.

Once all the liquid's been added and the batter is smooth, melt some butter in a frying pan.

Spoon or pour a moderate amount of batter [a ladle is your friend here] into the pan, swirl it round to cover the base and let it cook. 

Once the underneath can be lifted easily from the pan, it's time for the fun part. FLIPPING! Or, if you're worried about the state of your kitchen ceiling, just slide it onto a plate and flip it back into the pan that way.
This side will brown pretty quickly, so be ready to slide from the pan, serve and eat.

You can see from the pic that my personal favourite is the snickers pancake - a genius idea which I first came across in halls at uni, but seems to be a pretty universal favourite...Nutella and peanut butter. This is seriously good stuff, but if [god forbid] it doesn't tickle your fancy, why not try some savoury versions? Cheese, philly and tomato, bolognaise or ratatouille.

And if sugar's your thing, you can never go wrong with sugar and lemon right? Or melted chocolate. Or ice-cream. Or toasted marshmallows. Or.....

...I could go on forever. But fear not, I'll leave you and your creative juices to come up with some magnificent filling or three. And remember peeps...

...pancakes are for life, not just Shrove Tuesday.


23 comments:

Sophie said...

I could eat pancakes all day everyday! I get so excited when I see a crepe stall in town haha! Im fairly boring though I just have lemen and sugar!
Sophie
x

Ash said...

YUM!!! I love crepes, I had a few savory ones in the summer at a music festival which were to die for, they put ham, egg and cheese in it, was soooooo good :)x

daisychain said...

Pancakes are one of my favourite things ever! I'm currently working my way through a pack of Waitrose buttermilk pancakes at breakfasts!

the.blowers.daughter said...

sugar and syrup is the only way to go for toppings :)

Ellie said...

they look so gorgeous!
i cannot wait to make some :) x

ellio100 said...

Ooh, I'm a sugar and lemon girl myself, but I might get some peanut butter for my boyfriend to try with his! Thanks for the recipe, I've been looking to switch up from Delias :D

Jade said...

I love pancakes... we have them alot ha! I've never tried a savoury one, we just stick to lemon and sugar x

Sherin said...

Love pancakes. They are like the perfect food (after cupcakes of course).
These sound delicious! I love to eat pancakes for any occasion.

Aycan said...

loved this!
pancakes are oh so yummy!

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Courtney said...

I LOVE PANCAKES! I thought it was pancake day tuesday just gone, and indulged in a pancake full of icecream, nutella, marshmellow, strawberry jam and golden syrup HAHA! Will defiantely try your nutella/snickers combo come Pancake day though! xx

Felicia said...

Mmm! I love your Fat Friday features. I love topping pancakes with some homemade strawberry sauce. A bunch of sliced strawberries, cooked in a small pot with a little bit of sugar. So good!

Winnie said...

Amazing! Nutella and peanut butter is totally one of my favourite combinations too! Though nutella and bananas are a close second. YUM!

Felicity said...

Those look delish!

Lottie said...

yes love it!

Emma Skye said...

Drool. Love a good pancake. Yummy yum xx

Emma Jayne said...

omg pancakes. words cannot describe how excited i am for tuesday! some yummy ideas here :) Emma x
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--Sanam-- said...

Awesome, definitely need to try this and learn how to make pancakes (never made them before you see) :)


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Charlie said...

i looove crepes, the best ones i had were in paris <3 sooo yummy. cant wait to make some.

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xxo

meghan. said...

mmm, i do love a good pancake, especially with that lemon/sugar combo. and thank you for that little recipe!
PS. i LOVE your blog

xxx

RainCooper said...

I love pan cakes.X

Emma said...

yummy, ive not had pancakes for ages, drooling now.

t said...

Totally want pancakes now. :)

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Pancakes and pearls said...

looks delicious! :)