Today is Pancake Day!
One of the traditions that normally go with Pancake Day is the pancake race, where people race whilst tossing their pancakes. In our house we have a race, but it's a different kind of race ~ to see if I can cook them faster than my son can eat them, so I actually get to eat a couple myself! This year I got 3, plus this little oddity:
Pancakes are easy peasy lemon squeezy to make, you really don't need to buy a batter mix! Here is my recipe:
4oz plain flour
oil for frying
Crack your egg into a jug and make up to 1/4 pint with cold water, then up to 1/2 pint with milk. Add the flour (you don't even need to sift it!) and salt then beat well. I usually allow my batter to stand for a while, but there's some debate whether you actually need to bother so if you are to eager to get flipping, go for it!
Heat a tiny bit of oil in a small pan, you just need enough to stop the pancake from sticking, a few drops should do it. You want the pan to be pretty hot but not crazy hot. Pour a little batter into the pan and swirl it around to coat the base. Leave it to cook for a minute or two then flip and cook the other side.
Hey Presto ~ a pancake! This recipe made about 9 six inch pancakes, and they're only about 55 calories each before you add toppings. (search for Cheery Chicken Pancakes on my fitness pal)
Top it with whatever you like, I prefer the traditional sugar and lemon, my son likes nutella and banana. What are your favourite toppings?