Happy Pancake Day!

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 121 months ago
Happy Pancake Day!

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Don't forget all the great events happening today - there are races in practically every part of central London, a chance to prove yourself as a crêpe guru and lots and lots of pancakes to be eaten all over town (some are even free). Making your own is dead simple as well, so hit the shops on the way home and get out your frying pan for pancake glory.

Makes 4-ish thin pancakes

4oz / 110g plain flour

1 egg

½ pint / 300ml milk

pinch of salt

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the egg and beat well. Add the milk gradually and beat until you have a smooth batter.

[You may find it helps to let the batter stand for half an hour or so, otherwise the pancakes can go a bit crispy.]

Heat some oil in a frying pan until hot, then add enough batter to coat the base of the pan. FLIP a couple of times until done on both sides.

And now for the topping... There's fondness round these parts for tuna with sour cream or, for Parisian decadence, butter, sugar and cinnamon. Though nothing can beat golden syrup for tooth-decaying childhood remembrances.

Let us know your favourites in the comments!

Last Updated 24 February 2009