Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

Being English I never realised how big Carnival was until I lived in Malta. It was ALL about the pancakes. I remember rushing home from school and making sure the batter was waiting for after dinner. What fun.
 
Since I’ve grown up we have shared pancake parties through the years and I believe it is one of the few foods that can actually get eaten at any time. Certainly in our house anyway. For our parties we would have sweet and savory pancakes but I must say my favorites were always the sweet ones.
They are so simple to make and the filling combinations are endless. I think one of the most important things to remember is to use very hot oil, it’s what gives you the lovely mottled pattern on the pancakes.
 
So here is the simplest way to make the pancakes, after the recipe I have included a few extras to enjoy these scrumptious naughties with.
 
Recipe
 
– 140g plain flour
– 200ml milk
– 2 eggs
– Handful of currants (personal choice)
– Sunflower oil
 
Place the flour, milk and eggs into a medium sized bowl. Whisk well with either a hand whisk or electric whisk ensuring all the flour is mixed in.
 
Mix
 
Leave the batter for around 30 minutes.
 
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan. Once hot pour the majority of the oil into a cup and add a ladle of the batter to the pan.
 
If using the currants add them here.
 
In frying pan
 
Move the mixture around until the batter covers the bottom of the pan and cook on a high flame for approx. one minute before “flipping” (if you are brave enough!!!!!) or turn with a slotted turner. Leave for another minute.
 
AND repeat.
 
Place the pancakes in foil until all the pancakes are ready and tuck in.
 
Fillings
 
-Nutella (In honour of Mr Ferrero who passed away this weekend, thank you for this wonderful addition to our daily life. RIP)
-Traditional lemon and sugar
-Strawberries
-Bananas
-Cinnamon
-Squirty cream
-Chopped nuts
-Maple syrup
……………………..and the list goes on.
 
Let me know if you have any more combinations. I look forward to hearing about them.
 
Pancake
 
Pancake with fillings

 

 

 

 

1 Comment

  • Pancakes are such a treat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I prefer sweet pancakes either with golden syrup or maple syrup!!!

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