|Not a picture of my pancakes!|
The second reason for posting is so that on the odd occasion when I do decide to make pancakes, I have to hunt around wondering where the heck the recipe is, so by posting it here, I will only have to look on the blog to find it!
So here's the basic recipe for pancakes that I have been using. I can't remember where I originally found it.
2 cups self-raising flour
2 cups milk
2 eggs, lightly whisked
Dash of milk (extra)
1. Sift the flour into a large bowl.
2. Combine the eggs and milk in a separate bowl.
3. Pour the combined milk and egg mixture into the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
4. If necessary, to make the batter a little smoother, add a dash of milk then using a whisk, beat until smooth and there are no more lumps.
5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
6. Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Add a small amount of butter or spray the pan with a little cooking spray (we use butter). Using a half cup measure scoop batter and pour into the pan (this helps to ensure that your pancakes are all an even size). When air bubbles form, check the pancake by lifting slightly with a spatula. Turn when golden, and cook the other side. Set aside on a plate sat on a bowl of boiling water to keep warm.
Where I am looking for a little inspiration is in terms of toppings that people use on their pancakes.
When I am organised enough (or it is a special occasion) I really like to have fresh berries mixed with a sprinkling of caster sugar and then served with mascarpone cheese. When I am less organised I might have them with a squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkled with sugar, or even just spread with jam.
What is your favourite pancake topping?