It feels like ages since I have shared any recipes and blogged. Christmas has been planned for, cooked through, enjoyed and is now a dim memory! The new year is well and truly under way and I have been taking photos of my food but never getting round to sharing them.
This morning, after being blessed with a lie-in, I came downstairs to find my eldest daughter had made pancakes. However, the only recipe she could find here was a more complicated Choc Chip version which needed ingredients we didn’t have. So, here it is; my first recipe of 2014 and it is dedicated to my fabulous daughter Cerys.
These ingredients will make quite a few pancakes – depending on size it usually makes 12-15. Obviously, if you need less then divide the ingredients as you wish. I used to use a recipe which needing weighing but when someone reminded me that pancake mix is the same as a Yorkshire Pudding mix, a lightbulb went off! So now I just use a Pampered Chef Prep Bowl as a cup measurement and it’s very very easy.
1 cup milk
1 cup plain flour
Pinch of salt
- Using a whisk mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. (I thoroughly recommend a Pampered Chef Classic Batter Bowl, its the perfect size and has a spout to pour the mix into the saucepan). You are looking for a batter with the consistency of double cream. If necessary add a bit more milk.
- Heat a small sauté pan/ frying pan (the Pampered Chef Executive is the best option, you can even make your pancakes fat free with one of these!) with a small amount of sunflower oil.
- When smoking hot pour a ladleful of batter into pan, swirl it about to fill the bottom of the pan.
- Put onto the heat and wait until bubbles appear on the top and the edges of the pancake pull away from the pan.
- Flip the pancake, either by tossing it or using a slice under the pancake to help it along.
- The second side takes less time than the first. As soon as the pancake moves around in the pan when you swirl it its ready. Slide onto a plate and serve as you wish. (Our family favourite is squeezed lemon and sugar, or maple syrup)