Pancake Day – Shrove Tuesday, 25th February 2020!

 

Pancake Day is near and many homes across the UK and abroad will be preparing for Lent, a Christian observation on the run up to Easter with a 40 day fast.

 

I have some awesome recipe to share with you:

 

Ingredients:

240g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons sugar
500ml buttermilk (or can substitute 400ml of milk)
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs, separated

 

What To Do:

 Mix up all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the buttermilk, melted butter and egg yolks.

Slowly add the whisked mix to the dry ingredients whisking it to mix. Don’t worry about it being smooth.

Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until they make soft peaks. Don’t overwhisk them.

Slowly fold the egg whites into the batter.

The batter should be slightly lumpy for best results.

Heat a non stick frying pan brushed with butter. You want a greasy surface not a wet one!

Drop 2-3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake into the pan.

Cook on a medium heat until bubbles form then flip and cook until golden.

Serve with your favourite topping.

These are a huge hit with the whole family and are insanely delicious.

 

If, like me you have allergies or follow a vegan diet – I haev found a really good recipe for you too.

Ingredients:

300g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

400ml plant-based milk(such as oat, almond or soya)

1 tbsp vegetable oil for cooking

 

What To Do:

Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt in a bowl using a balloon whisk until mixed. Slowly pour in the milk until you get a smooth, thick batter.

Heat a little of the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-low heat, and add 2 tbsp batter into the pan at a time to make small, round pancakes. You will need to do this in batches of two-three at a time. Cook for 3-4 mins until the edges are set, and bubbles are appearing on the surface. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another 2-3 mins until golden on both sides and cooked through. Keep warm in a low oven while you cook the remaining pancakes.

Serve stacked with lots of toppings of your choice, or serve with bowls of toppings for everyone to help themselves.

Follow the link below for further details on the recipe above ~

BBC Vegan Pancake Day Recipe 2020

 

So, tell me what your favourite toppings would be? Looking forward to seeing photographs on my Facebook Page about pancakes and yummy toppings.

Do you have any traditions relating to Pancake day? It is a great opportunity to teach little ones about cooking and being able to skillfully toss the pancakes too!

 

Finally, save 30% on your session booking when you quote ‘PANCAKE’ in the enquiry form! Hurry! Ends tomorrow 23.59pm.

 

 

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