Learn a skill for life with our foolproof crêpe recipe that ensures perfect pancakes every time - elaborate flip optional
Provided by Cassie Best
Categories Main course
Yield Makes 12
Number Of Ingredients 6
- Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.
- Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.
- Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.
- When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.
- Serve with lemon wedges and caster sugar, or your favourite filling. Once cold, you can layer the pancakes between baking parchment, then wrap in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 61 calories, Fat 2 grams fat, SaturatedFat 1 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 7 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 1 grams sugar, Protein 3 grams protein, Sodium 0.1 milligram of sodium
- Sift together the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the milk and eggs and whisk well. The batter should flow but not be overly thin. Set aside for a few minutes.
- Warm a wide skillet/frying pan or crepe pan over a medium-high heat. Melt a little butter and spread around the pan - I usually just use the end of the stick on the pan and melt and spread it at the same time.
- Reduce the heat slightly and add around 1/4 cup (60ml) of the pancake batter to the pan. Tilt the pan slightly as you add the batter and swirl a little so the batter spreads out a bit, but it doesn't need to be as thin as a crepe typically is.
- Let the pancake cook until the edges start to curl up and the top is dry - a couple minutes. If you lift up the edge, you should see a slight browning on the bottom. Flip the pancake over and cook a minute more on the other side. You may need to press the top down slightly with a spatula if it puffs up.
- Remove the pancake from the pan once the other side gets a few brown spots and keep warm while you cook the rest. Sprinkle each pancake with sugar, squeeze over some lemon juice, then either fold in half and again (ie so in quarters), or roll up. Best served warm.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 181 kcal, Carbohydrate 24 g, Protein 8 g, Fat 6 g, SaturatedFat 3 g, TransFat 1 g, Cholesterol 92 mg, Sodium 80 mg, Fiber 1 g, Sugar 3 g, UnsaturatedFat 3 g, ServingSize 1 serving
PANCAKES BRITISH STYLE
This recipe comes from Delia Smith. It will make about 12 thin pancakes. The British pancake is very similar to a crepe and is traditionally served with lemon and sugar.
Provided by Sackville
Yield 12 pancakes
Number Of Ingredients 9
- Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it, then whisk the eggs into the flour.
- Slowly add small quantities of the milk and water mixture, whisking all the while to get the lumps out of the flour.
- The batter should be like thin cream when you are done.
- Now melt the butter in your frying pan.
- Spoon 2 tbsp of it into the batter and whisk it in, then pour the rest into a bowl and use it to grease the pan, using a bit of paper towel to smear it round before you make each pancake.
- Heat up the pan over a high heat, then turn the heat down to medium.
- Spoon the batter into the pan, using just less than 1/4 cup for a 10" pan.
- You don't want them too big or they will be hard to flip.
- As soon as the batter hits the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter.
- It will only take a few seconds to cook.
- When it is golden brown underneath, flip to the other side and cook for a few more seconds.
- Place on a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm while you make the rest.
- To serve, sprinkle each pancake with freshly squeezed lemon juice and caster sugar, fold in half, then in half again to form triangles, or else simply roll them up.
- Serve sprinkled with a little more sugar and lemon juice and extra sections of lemon.
SIMPLE ENGLISH PANCAKES
This recipe was given to me at my bridal shower by family friends of my fiance. These pancakes are much thinner than American pancakes, almost like crepes. These pancakes are light and delicious and best of all, easy to make! Cook time includes an hour of refrigeration.
Provided by Babs7
Yield 8 pancakes, 2-4 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 5
- Sift flour into a bowl.
- Add salt and stir with a hand whisk.
- Add egg and slowly add milk while stirring.
- (batter will be more runnier than American pancakes).
- Refrigerate for an hour.
- Put a little oil in a medium sized frying pan and warm over medium heat, after coating bottom of frying pan, pour out extra oil.
- Pour 1/4 of a cup of batter in the pan and tilt so the batter covers the bottom of the pan.
- Flip pancakes after about 1 1/2 minutes.
- Repeat steps 4-6 until batter is gone.
- Serve with lemon and sugar, fruit, or Lyle's golden syrup.
Quick and easy method for making English pancakes.
Provided by DanMoore95
Yield Makes 8 Pancakes
Number Of Ingredients 4
- Place flour and beaten eggs into a large mixing bowl, and whisk until they start to mix. Then gradually add the liquid mixture, continually mixing until the batter is smooth.
- Heat a teaspoon of oil in a frying pan, then add half a cup of the batter into the pan, and quickly spread evenly so the base of the pan is completely covered. Cook until slightly browned on each side, then serve.
English pancakes are different from American pancakes. They are much thinner and contain no leavening. They are closer to a French Crepe, only slightly thicker. Traditionally they are served on Shrove Tuesday, but are enjoyed year-around. They are best served straight from the pan. In my house the race is to try and make them faster than my children can eat them.
Provided by Darren McGrady
Yield Makes 20 (8-inch) pancakes
Number Of Ingredients 9
- 1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the egg and egg yolks, followed by the milk and 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil. Continue whisking until there are no lumps. In a separate small saucepan, melt the butter until it is golden brown, and whisk it into the pancake mix. Leave the batter to rest for about 15 minutes.
- Heat an 8-inch frying pan until hot, and add the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, tilting the pan to spread the oil across the bottom. When the oil starts to smoke, pour the excess into a small bowl for later use. Return the pan to the heat. You now have a sheer coating of oil remaining on the pan.
- Pour 2 tablespoons of the batter into the pancake pan, tilting the pan to coat the bottom evenly. Cook until the underside of the pancake is golden brown, and then, using a spatula turn it over and cook the other side. Turn the pancake out onto an upturned dinner plate. Repeat until there is no more batter, using a bit of the reserved oil if the pan appears to be dry, or if the pancakes begin to stick. Continue to stack pancakes on top of each other on your dinner plate.
- When finished, served the pancakes straightaway with the sugar for sprinkling and the lemon and orange wedges on the side for squeezing on the pancakes.
- 5. If you want to make the pancakes in advance, lightly butter an ovenproof tray, and sprinkle each pancake with sugar after you finish cooking it. Fold the pancakes in half and then half again, arranging them all neatly on the tray. Cover the tray with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Serve with the lemon and orange wedges.
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How to make English pancakes at home?How to Make English Pancakes Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the flour and add the egg. Gradually mix the egg and flour. As the mixture thickens start to add the milk and water, beating all the time. Once you have a smooth batter, melt the butter, add it to the mixture (optional) and beat thoroughly.
What is a traditional British pancake?Traditional British pancakes are thin and folded pancakes, usually topped with lemon juice and caster sugar. They're a classic recipe made on Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake day, but they're also great to make as a snack or for breakfast all year round!
How do you make the perfect pancake batter?Into a bowl put one mug of milk, one mug of self-raising flour (white or wholemeal) and one lovely free-range egg. One pinch of sea salt and give a good whisk. And it will be a fairly thick, light batter. Lightly rub a pan with just a little butter and then pour in enough batter to the size of the pancake that you want.
How do you make Mrs Beeton’s pancakes?adapted from a Mrs. Beeton’s recipe makes about 8 pancakes Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl; make a well in the middle and add the beaten egg. Stir in half the milk, working in the flour gradually until it begins to form a batter, then beat well and add the rest of the milk and liqueur or water.