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Pancake Day

February 5th 2015
By: jon.acquarone

Shrove Tuesday this year is on the 17th February.  If you’re looking for a fool proof recipe, we might have found one thanks to BBC Good Food.
 
100g plain flour
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
300g semi skimmed milk
1tbsp sunflower oil (plus more for frying)
 
1             Put the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl – make a well in the centre and crack the eggs in the middle. 
2             Pour in about 50ml milk and 1tbsp oil.
3             Whisk from the centre, gradually drawing the flour into the eggs, milk and oil.
4             Once all the flour is incorporated, beat until you have a smooth thick paste (add a little more milk if it’s too stiff to beat).
5             Add a good splash of milk and whisk to loosen the thick batter.
6             Pour in a steady stream of remaining milk and keep whisking.
7             Heat the pan over a moderate heat and then wipe it with oiled kitchen paper.
8             Ladle some batter into the pan and tilt to move the mixture around until you have a thin and even layer.
9             Leave to cook for 30 seconds undisturbed
10          Slide a fishslice under the pancake to loosen it and then flip it over.
11          Cook for another 30 seconds.
 
You can cook them and freeze in advance for up to a month or make them and refrigerate overnight.
 
Lemon and sugar remain one of the most popular toppings, but why not use fresh fruit – or frozen berries if your favourite fruits aren’t in season.   Cinnamon and dried fruits makes a tasty alternative.