Pancake Day

1 Mar

Pancake Day

As I need help with anything from getting out of bed to simply drinking a glass of water, the answer I gave the very lovely people at Tefal when they offered me a pan to help me out with Shrove Tuesday was obviously a big fat ‘YES’. I managed not to include the ‘ohGodpleasepleasepleaseandcanyoualsoworkouthowtodressme?’ in my reply. But it was an effort. 

Unlike most things I own, the pan they gave me is AMAZING. Like, it’s a pan, right? but amazing. I don’t exactly know how, or what, or why, but I am in love with this pan. Get one. It will change your life. I can even let the Chap loose on it with his slapdash attitude to metal kitchen implements and non-stick surfaces.

Pancake Day

Anyway, let’s talk pancakes. It’s nearly Pancake Day and if that doesn’t excite you enough you need some serious medical attention, my friend. I make American pancakes once in a while so I thought I’d mix it up with some proper ones. I always used to make these on Pancake day when I was little and eat them with just a bit of lemon juice and sugar, but I’m a grown up now so I decided to go with something a bit more decadent: blueberry compote and whipped cream. If you fancy doing something else have a look at Tefal’s pancake Pinterest page.

For your pancakes you need:

  • 110g plain white flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 200ml milk (I used skimmed)
  • 2 tablespoons of cold water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter

Whisk everything together until you have a lump-free batter that’s thick but still runny. Get a pan nice and hot and melt a tiny knob of butter, making sure the whole base is covered. Add a few spoons of your pancake batter and swirl it around the pan. Try to make a nice, even pancake but don’t worry about it too much. After a few minutes lift the edges up with a spatula and if it looks nice and cooked DO THE FUN BIT!!!!

PANCAKE TOSSING TIME!

Sadly, iMovie chopped off my head in this so you miss out on all the gawping, idiotic faces I make while flipping pancakes. I tried so, so hard not to make them but it just wouldn’t work. To give you an idea:

Pancake Day

Once you have been a tosser without a tosser’s face, let the other side of your pancake cook for a few minutes.

Slip it on to a plate and get cracking on the next one. (You can keep them warm in a VERY low oven if you want to be social and sit down and eat with people.)

Shove on a load of your topping of choice and VOILÀ! Your Shrove Tuesday is made. Tuck in.

Pancake Day

Tefal are also running a competition to win a set of their Ingenio pans, which look awesome. All you have to do is use their Pancake selfie app. Selfie app, I hear myself say. Obviously I don’t mind if I do! The only bad thing about it is that it wouldn’t recognise my cat’s face…

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4 Responses to “Pancake Day”

  1. Leif Davidsen March 1, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    I do love tefal pans. I have one of their frying pans and their wok and they are my go to pans. Mind you I did have to buy them myself. For pancakes I just use the 1egg, 1cup of flour and 1cup of milk recipe. I must try American pancakes one day

    • Sarah Duggers March 2, 2014 at 8:28 am #

      We’ve got a Tefal wok but I haven’t used it yet, looks goooood though. I will have to try that – this is just what’s written down in the back of my mum’s very old “household management” book.

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