Get Ready For Pancake Tuesday!
We love pancake Tuesday! There are so many ways to enjoy this beloved dish, be it a classic french crepe, to an American classic. Whats not to love? So, we’re here to help you boss the day itself. Sure, it’s bit of a pain mid-week on a Tuesday. But you know what they say, Sundays are the new Tuesdays! Right? In any case we have a simple and delicious recipe below that you can try.
Here’s a classic, quick and simple recipe for you to play around with tomorrow. This makes more of an American style pancake. The butter makes it luscious and rich. Remember, the more mess with the kids the better. Life’s for living, right?
- 135g plain flour
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 130ml milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly)
Bung the flour caster sugar, milk and eggs into a blender. Blitz on a medium speed, gradually adding in the melted butter. Continue until you have a smooth batter
**Alternatively for a royal mess with the kids you can: Sift the flour & caster sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl use a whisk to beat together the milk and egg. Once combined whisk in the slightly cooled melted butter. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth batter. Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing and a heathy dose of enthusiasm.
Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter/olive oil. Use a ladle to drop some batter into the pan. If your pan is big enough you can go wild and add two pancakes to the pan! The pancake may seem thick but fear not, it should turn out pretty delicious. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown. Obviously it wouldn’t be the same without a few burnt pancakes too!
- Option 1: The classic…as you cook each pancake, stack each on on a plate and layer with sugar, butter and lemon.
- Option 2: Place some apples (pealed, cored & chopped), sugar and cinnamon in a pan and allow to stew for a few minutes.
- Option 3: The healthy one…as you cook each pancake, stack each on on a plate and layer with raspberries – they will melt down and become sweet.
- Option 4: Nutella!
The world is your oyster really…
Are Pancakes Healthy?
It’s really what you put on your pancakes that make them unhealthy. That being said pancakes do contain the following nutrients which support a wide range of body functions:
- Milk – Protein, calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12.
- You can use wholemeal flour for a healthier choice and increased fibre and protein – Brown Wheatflour contains 12.6g of protein per 100g.
- Wheat – Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin E.
- Eggs – Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, protein.