The middle of February always means two things: Valentine’s Day & Pancake Day. For everyone who’s going to be alone on February 14th, at least a couple days later you can eat away your sorrows with some pancakes. Although in theory pancakes should be pretty simple to get right, they can quite easily go wrong, and you can end up with the fire alarm going off or a half-cooked pancake stuck to the ceiling.
We’ve put together some top tips as well as 3 delicious pancake recipe ideas to help make your Shrove Tuesday a success. Enjoy!
Don’t Rush The Recipe
Probably one of the most basic but important things to get right when making your pancakes is ensuring the recipe for your mixture is right. As a general rule, 1 cup of plain flour, 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, 1 tbsp of butter, a good pinch salt, and a double pinch of sugar works well.
Thin or Thick?
Depending on what style of pancake you’re after, you may want to thin kabout adjusting your milk quantity. For a thicker American style pancake, reduce the amount of milk in your mixture and for a traditional crepe style pancake, increase the milk content.
Double Up On Pans
Another simple one but just save yourself hassle and get two pans going at once. More is always better with pancakes and by doing this you won’t find yourself running short for yourself and whoever you live with.
Patience Is Key
Don’t rush any part of the process! It’s easy to do but just take everything slowly and you won’t regret it.
Recipes To Try
“Sharing” and “pancakes”. Not a combo that sounds all that awesome (who wants to share their pancakes?) but trust us, these work a treat. These are an excellent sweet(ish) treat that works well when you’ve got a houseful to feed. An undisputed crowd-pleaser.
These fluffy chocolate pancakes are the perfect way for a chocolate lover to start their day! Thick and full of melty chocolate in each bite, this simple recipe gives you a good reason to get out of bed in the morning.
This is a good way to combining two amazing foods; pancakes and cinnamon rolls. The cinnamon flavour cuts through perfectly and makes a great change from a normal pancake.