Pancakes for Pancake Tuesday

    20 min

    For me, the best pancakes to have on Shrove Tuesday are the traditional ones. Served warm, straight from the pan and sprinkled with caster sugar and plenty of fresh lemon juice - nothing beats it! They'll be lining up for these!


    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    996 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 250 g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • 500 ml milk
    • Knob of butter for frying
    • Caster sugar (for sprinkling)
    • Fresh lemon (for squeezing)

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
    2. Break the eggs into a bowl and then add to flour.
    3. Pour in half of the milk and whisk briskly.
    4. Add the remaining milk and whisk until the batter is smooth.
    5. Heat an 8 inch pan over a low heat. Add a small knob of butter and swirl the pan to coat the bottom.
    6. Use a ladle to add the pancake batter into the pan, then tilt the pan to spread the mixture out evenly.
    7. As it sets, shake the pan to see if the pancake is loose, then flip it over with a palette knife. Cook the other side for 30 seconds -then shake again to see if it's loose.
    8. Slide onto a warm plate, sprinkle over some sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice - then eat immediately!
    9. Cook the rest of the pancakes, one at a time but remember to melt a small knob of butter before adding the batter.

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    i have always made pancakes but thisis the best I've made Thankyou  -  28 Mar 2013


    Something else. Add a splash of rum - or any liqueur you find in the back of the cupboard.  -  16 Feb 2010


    simple and tasty  -  24 Mar 2013