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Growing up, my family always celebrated Pancake Day. My Mum and Dad used to make the pancakes and we would sprinkle sugar and lemon or golden syrup on the pancakes. I loved it. Then we moved to New Zealand and we discovered Pikelets.
How to Make Pancakes
Pikelets were mini pancakes and they tasted quite different. I always missed the traditional pancakes and so when I returned to the UK, I learnt how to cook them.
The recipe is simple and each year Sylvia and I made our own pancakes until 2013 when I became unwell. We will be celebrating Pancake Day again soon although this time I wont be able to eat the pancakes (due to my planned gastric bypass). John and Sylvia will be enjoying them this time around.
Today I’d like to share our recipe for making pancakes.
First of all you will need the following ingredients. (For the Pancake)
40z Plain Flour
A pinch of salt
200ml of Milk mixed with 75 ml of water
50g of Butter
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. We used the metal bowl from our Kenwood Chef Machine. Make a hole in the centre of the flour and break the two eggs into it. Using a manual Whisk, whisk the eggs and mix together with the flour.
Next begin to add small amounts of the milk and water mixture into the bowl, whilst still whisking the ingredients. Their may be lumps but theses will disappear eventually. Once all the liquid in in the bowl, use a spatuala to scrape the sides and mix into a smooth batter. Using our Kenwood Chef, we then gave the mixture a good electric whisk. This was fun and Sylvia’s favourite part.
Turn the cooker on and heat up the frying pan. Once the pan is hot, turn the heat down to a medium temperature and drop a small amount of pancake batter into the pan. This is a test and will show you if the pan is ready. Pour a small amount of batter into the hot pan. Once the batter hits the pan tip the pan from side to side to get an even coat along the base of the pan.
The pancake should cook in about 30 seconds. You can then place a spatula under the pancake and flip it over! (My daughter had a turn flipping the pancake- under strict supervision). You can then cook the other side of the pancake for a further few seconds before sliding onto the plate and starting again.
When we made this batch of pancakes, we stacked our pancakes on a plate and then shared them out with the family. Some of us had treacle, others had lemon and sugar. My Uncle had a savoury pancake and added rocket leaves and salmon which was rather different. I hope you find this recipe useful and enjoy making pancakes of your own.
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