Monday 15-02-2021 - 13:48
Every year when Shrove Tuesday rolls around, there is always great debate as to which kind of pancake is the go-to type to be made on pancake day - big & flat crepes, or thick & fluffy pancakes?
It of course comes down to personal preference, and there are some great recipes out there for just about every kind of pancake you could possibly want, even pancake cereal!
However, after the absolute shambles of a year that was 2020 and with 2021 starting off with a bang into lockdown for all of us in the UK, it’s safe to say that this year pancake day has a lot riding on it to bring a bit of morale back to the nation.
So with that in mind, we’re thinking go big or go home, and have gone all out with a nice big stack of thick, fluffy pancakes, and we’re ready to drown them (and our lockdown 3.0 sorrows) in lashings of syrup and all of our favourite toppings.
For this recipe you will need:
- Multipurpose flour - 8 Tablespoons (feel free to experiment with alternative flours such as buckwheat for a more savoury treat - this would go really nicely if you enjoy bacon & maple syrup as a topping!)
- Sugar - 4 Tablespoons
- Baking powder - 1 Teaspoon
- Milk of choice - 8 Tablespoons
- Vegetable Oil - 1 Tablespoon
- 1 Egg
- Toppings of choice (We’ve gone with maple syrup & blueberries)
Serving size: Makes 3 large pancakes
- Add all of your ingredients into a mixing bowl or jug, starting with the dry ingredients (flour, sugar & baking powder) then the wet ingredients (milk, oil & egg).
- Mix the ingredients together well until they form a thick batter.
- Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan on a high temperature.
- Add ⅓ of your mixture to the pan and shape into a circle (or a different shape if you’re feeling experimental.) For more pancakes of a smaller size, use a smaller quantity of batter.
- Fry the pancake on both sides until it is crisp & golden in colour on the outside, and has slightly risen in size. To check it is fully cooked inside, ensure it is cooked completely around the middle and there is no raw batter oozing out around the edges still. If your pancake begins to burn, turn the heat on your frying pan down a notch. Add more oil for cooking if necessary.
- Repeat steps 4 & 5 with the remaining pancake batter.
- Add your favourite toppings, snap a pic for the gram, serve & enjoy!
Check out our video to see how they're made!
If you give this recipe a go then be sure to tag us in a photo on social media, and join in the great debate by letting us know what toppings you’ve gone for!