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Pancakas |

Ring the pancake bells! It's the day we've been shroving up for all year: pancake Day! This is a recipe for the traditional English variety (nomenclature: pancakacus delicioucus) from the holy grail: Good Housekeeping.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Makes: ~6 pancakes


100g plain flour

pinch of salt

1 egg

300ml milk

vegetable oil or lard for frying

sugar, lemon and butter to serve

1. You batter me with your pancliments

This is a very easy recipe! Simply whisk together 100g flour and a pinch of salt, crack in an eggs and pour in 300ml milk.

Whisk until everything is combined, it will be the Dulux colour georgous georgous beige.

2. Are you a merry man? Because you're about to Fry(ar) and Tuck into this.

Heat a teaspoon of lard in a large frying pan, or vegetable oil if you weren't raised in the 1940s. Wait until it's nice and hot and then add a ladle of batter. Cook until there is no more wet batter on top, and then flip.

Don't worry if this goes wrong, the pan needs a sacrificial first pancake to succeed.

The end result (once it goes right) will be a golden spotted beauty.

Keep frying and flipping, without a spatula if you're feeling especially confident.

When each pancake is ready, serve it - spread some butter on first, then squeeze some lemon and sprinkle some granulated sugar, roll up like a Swiss roll and eat with a knife and fork. You can serve with other toppings, but you're wrong Hun x

Dink and sink!

Food for Thought

Lizzy says: "These are my favourite food. I would never deem to eat them any other day of the year, but about a month before pancake Day I will start telling every passerby that pancake Day is nigh. I have no improvement for this recipe as it's been a classic since childhood, I can only recommend it to everyone! Plus, put butter on your pancakes!! 10/10 "

Kate says: "Now this is the real way to celebrate pancake day: Crispy, lemony, sugary and most importantly buttery!! This is really one of those recipes you only whip out once a year because it would lose its deliciousness if you did it too frequently. The pancakes can be made extra delicious if you use lard, but obviously that wouldn't be suitable for vegetarians... 9/10 for me, because it's never as good as mum makes with a production line atmosphere while the family waits in turn for their pancakes."

9.5/10 Gasps


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