The Perfect Pancake

Mimi ON Mar 08, 2011 AT 10:47 am

Pancake Day

Pancake Day

By John Gregory Smith

Pancake day is a great excuse to get in the kitchen, have some fun and make a bit of a mess!

Pancakes are actually quite easy things to make. Just remember to keep whisking the milk in, a little at a time, so that you don’t get any lumps. There is also the matter of the dreaded pancake flip; you’ve made the batter and cooked half the pancake – it’s all going well. Then you toss the pancake, probably in front of your family, and it goes on the floor! Well just remember there’s no shame in using a palette knife.

Happy Pancake Day everyone!

Basic Pancake Batter
100g plain flour
2 eggs
300ml milk
½ tbsp butter per pancake

  1. Sift the flour into a large bowl, shaking from a height to get as much air in as possible
  2. Make a well in the middle of the flour and crack in the eggs. Gently whisk the eggs into the flour then slowly add the milk, a little at a time, whisking as you go. Keep going until all the milk has been incorporated and the batter is smooth. Scrape any flour off the sides and fold it back into the batter. The batter should be quite thick in consistency but lovely and smooth.
  3. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the butter. Swirl the butter round the pan so that it completely coats the bottom. Gently spoon in 2 tablespoons of batter and swirl it round until it forms a thin layer on the bottom. It should set in about 20-30 seconds. Carefully flip the pancake over using palette knife, or, depending on you cheffy skills, toss it, and cook for another 5-10 seconds or until set. Your pancake is now ready to receive it’s topping.
    • The classic lemon and sugar; sprinkle some caster sugar over the pancake and squeeze over some lemon juice.
    • Nuttella; spread over as much nuttella as you feel comfortable with and tuck in.
    • Orange, honey and cinnamon; drizzle over some honey, a pinch of ground cinnamon and a squeeze of orange.
    • Savoury ham and cheese; scatter over some finely grated cheddar and chopped ham.
  4. My favourite toppings are:

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