Pancakes

In honour of Pancake day (Shrove Tuesday: a practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before Lent – a period where certain christian’s fast and are expected to give up their indulgences for 40 days), I will be showing you how to make scrumptious pancakes.

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According to Wikipedia, Pancake is a flat and round cake that is made from eggs, plain flour, milk and butter. It is often cooked on a griddle or frying pan. Although there are various types of Pancakes (from different parts of the world) however, I will be focusing on British and American style of pancakes, with the view of trying out other recipes in the near future.

The main difference between the British and an American style pancake is the use of Baking Powder and Buttermilk. One can say that the British pancake is somewhat boring, whilst our friends across the Atlantic have jazzed up the art of pancake making. Whichever way you like to make your pancakes.  Here are two full-proof  recipes which celebrates this… from two great countries

British Pancakes

  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 50g. Plain Flour
  • ½tsp. Salt
  • 150ml. Milk
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2tbsp.Butter (for frying)
  • Lemon

Directions

  • Whisk milk, egg and salt into a bowl and manually whisk everything together.
  • Add the sifted flour and continue to whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  • Place the frying pan or griddle on medium heat, add the butter (this can be easily done using a kitchen to spread the oil evenly on the pan).
  • When the frying pan is hot (there should be a sizzling sound), Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brow
  • Per the typical British style, serve your pancakes with lemon wedges and caster sugar.

I elevated my pancakes by serving with candied lemons. Full recipe of how to create candied lemon is here.

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Americans Fluffy Pancakes

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 100g. Plain Flour
  • 1tsp. Baking powder
  • ½tsp. Salt
  • 2tbsp. Sugar
  • 130ml. Milk/Buttermilk)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2tbsp. Butter

Directions

  • Whisk milk, egg, sugar and salt into a bowl and manually whisk everything together.
  • Add the sifted flour and baking powder; continue to whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  • Place the frying pan or griddle on medium heat, add the butter (this can be easily done using a kitchen to spread the oil evenly on the pan).
  • When the frying pan is hot (there should be a sizzling sound), Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble; turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown.
  • Serve this pancakes with fresh berries and some cream or a syrup of your choice

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Tips: Pancakes are better served warm so whilst you are cooking, place your pancakes in a low heat oven until you are ready to serve.

As we will be celebrating Pancake Day tomorrow, which of these recipes will you be looking to try

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