Shrove Tuesday will soon be upon us. The day when everyone should eat pancakes for tea covered with their favourite toppings. Kids of all ages love pancakes at any time of year but on Pancake Day they really do come into their own.

There are many ways in which you can make pancake batter including going to the shops or supermarket and buying pre-made batter or the dry ingredients. Why do that? All you need are a couple of eggs, flour, butter and a few other everyday ingredients and hey presto, you have all the things you need to make your own.

The following recipe is simple to make with the finished product tasting so nice the kids will have you making pancakes every day, not just for Pancake Day!

Ingredients

· 110g plain flour

· 2 eggs

· 175ml milk

· 1 omelette or pancake pan

· Butter for greasing the pan

Covering

· Lemon juice

· Sugar

· Maple syrup

· Hot chocolate

Method

1. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Then begin whisking the eggs into the flour making sure you get everything from around the edges.

Thin pancake batter for English pancakes. Take...2. Next while whisking, slowly add the milk to the ingredients. Keep whisking and pouring until all the milk has been used and the batter is smooth and creamy, like a thin cream.

3. Heat the pan really hot, and then turn the heat down to medium. As the pan is heating up lightly rub some butter all around the pan. Be careful as you don’t want to burn yourself. Don’t use to much butter as any left in the pan will make the batter heavy.

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4. Ladle some of the batter into the centre of the hot pan then slowly turn and twist the pan. This will make the batter run all over the pan and create a pancake.

5. Cook the pancake on the medium heat until the top starts to bubble then turn or flip the pancake over. You want a nice golden brown colour on the pancake, this will usually take a minute or two.

6. Once cooked remove by sliding the pancake from the pan onto a large plate. Repeat the process until you have used all the mixture.

7. You can either serve the pancakes as you make them or make all the pancakes and serve slightly cool on a plate, the choice is yours.

8. Cover the pancakes with your favourite topping and enjoy.

As you can see it really is simple to make your own pancakes, so why not try it this Pancake Day? It beats shop brought batter any day and your family will love them.

Happy Pancake Day!!!

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