When it’s Shrove Tuesday, it’s a wonderful excuse for a tiny dinner to leave room for loads of pancakes! They’re great fun for kids as they can do their own toppings. I detail some standard toppings below but I also include my super indulgent Double Decker pancakes…
For around 6-8 pancakes, you will need:
- 3 eggs
- 250ml milk (semi skimmed or skimmed)
- 100g plain flour
- A little salt
- Butter for the pan
Try and use a rubber-bottomed, spouted mixing bowl like this – they’re very useful:
Put the flour, some salt and the three eggs into the bowl, then slowly pour in the milk, whisking whilst you do so. An electric whisk is best but being vigorous with a hand whisk will do. This is the point you want to get lots of air into the mixture so make sure you get a big load of bubbles on top. Chill the batter until you are ready to go.
Once you’re ready, take a frying pan and add a small knob of butter. Warm it on a medium to high heat until melted and then use a ladle to add enough batter to the pan. Fry for a minute then flip the pancake – softies can use a fish slice for this, the fun way is to flip it using just the pan! They only take a couple of minutes to cook.
Serve immediately. You can use lemon and sugar, chocolate syrup, maple syrup, honey, mashed banana, anything really!
For a really decadent treat though, try my Double Decker version… Slice a full-size Double Decker down the middle so you separate the nougat from the biscuit. Put the biscuit in a bag and bash it up into a crumb with a rolling pin. Put the nougat on a microwavable plate.
Make a pancake and whilst doing so, put the nougat into the microwave for one minute until it’s a flat splodge on the plate.
When the pancake is done, sprinkle the crumbs over, use a knife to put the melted nougat on top, roll up the pancake and enjoy!