I love Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday as some call it) we have our pancakes after dinner in the evening so I haven't made any yet to show you but I have had a look for some inspiration for presentation and fillings. I always use the same basic pancake batter mix which is:
MAKES about 10
Ready in 30 mins
100g plain flour
100g plain flour
2 eggs 200ml milk
25g unsalted butter , plus a little more for frying
1. Sift the flour into a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Make a hollow in the centre and add the eggs, whisk them together and then start whisking in the flour. Mix the milk with 65ml water and start to add this to the well, gradually incorporating the flour until you have a smooth batter the consistency of single cream. Add more water if you need to. Melt the 25g butter and stir it in.
2. Heat a little butter in a pancake pan or frying pan about 20cm across. When it is hot, lift off the heat and add 2-3 tbsp batter, swirl the pan so the batter settles in an even layer. Put the pan back on the heat and cook until the base starts to turn gold, about 45 seconds. Flip the pancake and cook the other side for about 30 seconds. It will freckle with brown rather than turn an even gold. Slide out onto a sheet of baking parchment. And repeat with the remaining batter.
My favourite fillings are sliced strawberries and Nutella, maple syrup and banana this year I am thinking of warming a can of nestlé caramel. Although you can't beat good old granulated sugar and lemon.
Here are some more ideas I found on the web:
If I am feeling adventurous then I make even have a go at some pancake doodles, how amazing are these?
I would love to hear what you have on yours.