Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Pancake Day 2014

Who does't love pancakes? We all do in our house. The kids were delighted when Daddy turned up from work last night bearing chocolate spread (with popping candy in!), bananas, lemon, sugar, jam, and so much more ready for some extra yummy fillings for Pancake day!

The kids opted for chocolate and banana pancakes for breakfast, and then Jack asked for a second one with strawberry spread on. Hubby is a wonder pancake filler so I set him on the task of slicing and spreading while I whipped up a batch of batter and got frying. I was a bit miffed to find he had chucked out my "good" little frying pan. I think he threw away the wrong one to be honest, the only one I had was the one which has lost it's non-stick and has a wobbly handle, making tossing pancakes impossible... They still tasted good though!

When he came home from work today though he had bought me a NEW small frying pan! And a 'Nicer Dicer' too, and we made a start on the savoury pancakes for dinner. Again, it was kids choice and they went with cheese, pickle, and spam (really!) which actually turned out to be pretty good! They don't like raw onion, but Hubby stuck some on ours and they were AMAZING! In fact I had 3 of them....

A 3rd bowl of batter and we started our desert pancakes. The boys wanted MORE banana and chocolate ones, then tucked into honey drizzled pancakes too. Hubby tried a cream cheese, grape and pear filling and said that while it was nice, it't not what he was after. I stuck with the traditional lemon and sugar (I still remember the "Don't the pancakes this Jiff Lemon day" adverts!) and scoffed two of those!

Safe to say that Baby Bean and I both LOOOOOVE pancakes!

Our recipe:

100g plain flour, sifted
300ml whole milk
2 large eggs
A little oil for frying

My pancakes are NOT thin French Crepes! They are British stodgy goodness!


  • Whisk the milk into the flour until smooth before adding the eggs. 
  • Whisk until fully mixed and full of air
  • Leave for 5-10 mins to thicken up.
  • Head a little oil in a small frying pan and use a ladle to add the pancake mix to the pan. Move the pan round to make sure the mix covers the whole of the base making it nice and round. Use a narrow (ideally round ended) spatula to bring in any thin edges.
  • When it starts to lift with air bubbles gently tease it up from the pad and flip it over to cook the other side, this should only take a few moments. You should be able to "toss" it now if you like! 
  • Serve with any sweet or savoury filling you like! We like to roll them. 
  • ENJOY!



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