Too many eggs? Not enough recipes? Here's a very simple homemade pancake mix which takes minutes to make and is delicious to eat.
No need for a store-bought mix - you really are better off without all those additives. Fresh eggs from your chickens and organic flour is the way to go - and much less expensive.
Traditionally, pancakes in England are thin and usually eaten rolled up, dressed with sugar and a squeeze of the juice of a fresh lemon. I love them - even the sight of this picture makes my mouth water.
'Pancake Tuesday' - also known as 'Shrove Tuesday' - in the UK (and 'Mardi Gras' elsewhere) is the day before Ash Wednesday and traditionally the day when pancakes are eaten at at least one meal. Historically this has a religious background - eating all the rich foods before the beginning of 40 days' fasting during Lent.
When I was young and about to leave home, I'd tell my family "You'll miss my pancakes when I'm gone". Why? Because English pancakes are so, so easy to make - they were about the only thing I could cook successfully.
To this day - many years later - I make them every Pancake Tuesday and occasional days in between. And I am not known for my cooking skills!
That's how easy they are.
This is a very simple recipe I learned from my mother.
English pancakes - thinner than the US version and served with lemon and sugar.
This is plenty for 4 - 6 pancakes in a 10" pan.
100 grammes (3.5 oz / 0.75 cup) flour
2 fresh eggs
300 mls (0.5 pint / just over 1 cup) milk
A small amount of olive oil
Sugar and lemon juice for topping.
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