Hooray for Pancake Tuesday. It brings back memorys of my Mum, standing over the stove, with several pans on the go trying to keep up with a constant supply, of delicious hot pancakes for me and my siblings. Every year I have my own pancake session, wherever I happen to be when it falls. I hope to be able to instill that same feeling of nostalgia in my children on Shrove Tuesday for years to come!
220g plain flour
40g melted butter
vegetable oil for frying (I prefeer veg oil for my pancakes because it makes them a bit crispy!)
Combine water and milk. Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Add the eggs and mix with a whisk, while slowly adding the milk and water mixture. Add the sugar and melted butter and mix to a light smooth batter, the consistency of cream.
Heat oil in a large frying pan until just smoking. Add a ladle of batter turning the pan to coat the entire bottom. Fry until golden in colour then turn (or flip if your feeling brave enough!) and continue cooking until the bottom is speckled with golden brown spots. Serve (if your in the Whittaker household), with a knob of butter, a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar. Happy Shrove Tuesday! ;o)