Pancake Tuesday

As it's Pancake Tuesday I wanted to post a simple, basic pancake recipe belonging to Jamie Oliver. My boys love pancakes with a variety of fillings. Tiarnan has already requested four different fillings for today's pancake party. Everyone has their own favourite filling, mine would have to be maple syrup and whipped cream, however, I do love butter melted over a hot pancake with a squeeze of lemon. For a fruity alternative, the fruit of your choice, such as blueberries, raspberries, banana or grated apple be added to the pancake batter.

1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup milk
1 egg
pinch of salt

1. Put the flour and salt in a bowl.
2. Add the egg and combine with the flour.
3. Slowly add the milk, whisking well with a hand whisk or fork.
4. When the batter is nice and smooth, cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least an hr. (The batter can be used straight away but tends to have a better consistency when left to rest)
5. Heat the frying pan and add a little sunflower oil.
6. Pour a thin coating of batter into the pan. When golden, turn the pancake over and brown the other side.
7. Add a filling of your choice, roll and enjoy!!


Unknown said...

I made 38 pancakes today already, and they're all gone! Well, there were 9 kids in the house here, so that's no surprise!
The Dutch traditional pancake, for interest: fry off some sliced apple (turn apple over in flour first to stop sticking), and fry some very thinly sliced bacon, add pancake batter (keep the whole thing quite thin) and fry on both sides as you would a normal pancake. Serve up with some syrup. It sounds really weird, but it is actually lovely! And filling....

Nessa Robins said...

Yum that sounds good. We make pancakes quite a bit so I will try these out the next time Im making a batch. Thanks.

Unknown said...

Made some pancakes today, experimented with buckwheat flour bought from organic shop in Tullamore. Absolutely super! half quantity buckwheat, half quantity plain flour + baking powder. Fab!