The celebratory eating of pancakes is usually confined to just one day of the year, but I must confess, we sneak a couple of extra Pancake days (not necessarily Tuesday!) into our yearly calendar!
Here's my age-old recipe that I use time and time again... similar to Delia's but in my opinion, easier!
10 fl oz semi-skimmed milk
4 oz plain flour
Lard, for frying
- Add all of the ingredients to a large jug or mixing bowl. Whisk with a hand whisk for about 2 minutes. I don't sieve the flour as the whisking incorporates enough air to give the pancake 'bubbles'!
- Heat a knob of lard in a frying pan until just smoking. Add a ladle of the pancake mix to the pan, swirl to coat the bottom of the pan and then cook until the pancake loosens from the bottom of the pan. Flip(!) and cook the other side for a few more seconds.
- Serve warm with a filling of your choice. I stick to lemon & sugar but there are all sorts of crazy options out there!
- You can keep the mix in the fridge for a day... but ours never lasts that long! Enjoy!