Here’s how to make the perfect pancake this Pancake Day.
125g plain flour
1 medium egg, beaten
Butter or vegetable / sunflower oil, for frying
Sift the flour with a pinch of salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, pour in the egg and slowly whisk in enough milk to make a smooth batter, the consistency of pouring cream.
Rest for at least 20 minutes.
Heat about a 28cm crepe pan or a smaller heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat. When hot, dip some kitchen paper in the oil and wipe across the surface of the pan.
Add a small ladleful of batter and tilt the pan to swirl the batter evenly and thinly. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the pancake is golden underneath.
Loosen all around the pancake with a palette knife. Flip over and cook for a further minute, until golden.
Slide out onto a plate and repeat to finish up the batter – oil the pan between each pancake.
Serve the pancakes with lemon wedges to squeeze over and sprinkle with caster sugar – or jazz up your pancakes with your favourite topping.
Lemon & Sugar
Maple Syrup & Bacon