Happy pancake day! Who doesn’t love flipping pancakes? I have very happy memories of Shrove Tuesday pancakes from when I was a kid, watching my mum precariously flipping pancakes was great fun! I can see that same sense of apprehension in my daughter’s eyes when I flip the first pancake every pancake night, will I make the flip, will the pancake hit the ceiling or worse the floor! All good fun, and if one does hit the floor? Well that’s what makes it fun right? So today I have to share our Shrove Tuesday pancakes with you, these are the pancakes of my childhood years and these are always made in our house every year without fail. So be warned there will be sugar 😉
Pancakes only happened on Shrove Tuesday when I was a kid, the only day of the whole year when we had pancakes so I guess that’s what made it so special. Not like today when pancakes happen every weekend, and not just these basic pancakes but lovely fluffy American pancakes, well they happen almost every Sunday for my girl, lucky girl! There were only two ways to have your pancakes in our house when I was a kid, lemon and sugar or jam, and oh they were divine. These days my house is divided when it comes to pancake night, my girl loves nutella and banana, my husband loves berries, greek yogurt and maple syrup and I stick to my roots, lemon and sugar all the way 😉 Whichever way you go I hope you have fun on pancake night x
Caster Sugar & fresh lemon juice, my fav!
Nutella and banana
Mixed berries, greek yogurt & maple syrup
Jam, we like raspberry
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
- 110 g plain flour
- 1 large egg
- 280 ml semi skimmed milk
- 30 g butter , melted, plus more for frying
- Pinch of salt
Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl, add the salt.
Make a well in the center of the flour, add the egg and a splash of milk and whisk into a batter.
Add the rest of the milk gradually, whisking into a thin batter, whisk in the melted butter.
Heat a teaspoon of butter in a medium frying pan, add a ladle of batter to the pan, swirl it around the pan to fill the pan.
Cook until the bottom of the pancake starts to brown and then flip, repeat for the other side of the pancake.
Serve immediately with chosen toppings.