Pancakes British Style
This recipe comes from Delia Smith. It will make about 12 thin pancakes. The British pancake is very similar to a crepe and is traditionally served with lemon and sugar.
- Ready In:
- 110 g plain flour, sifted
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 eggs
- 200 ml milk, mixed with
- 75 ml water
- 50 g butter
- caster sugar, to taste
- lemon juice, to taste
- lemon wedge, to taste
- Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it, then whisk the eggs into the flour.
- Slowly add small quantities of the milk and water mixture, whisking all the while to get the lumps out of the flour.
- The batter should be like thin cream when you are done.
- Now melt the butter in your frying pan.
- Spoon 2 tbsp of it into the batter and whisk it in, then pour the rest into a bowl and use it to grease the pan, using a bit of paper towel to smear it round before you make each pancake.
- Heat up the pan over a high heat, then turn the heat down to medium.
- Spoon the batter into the pan, using just less than 1/4 cup for a 10" pan.
- You don't want them too big or they will be hard to flip.
- As soon as the batter hits the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter.
- It will only take a few seconds to cook.
- When it is golden brown underneath, flip to the other side and cook for a few more seconds.
- Place on a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm while you make the rest.
- To serve, sprinkle each pancake with freshly squeezed lemon juice and caster sugar, fold in half, then in half again to form triangles, or else simply roll them up.
- Serve sprinkled with a little more sugar and lemon juice and extra sections of lemon.
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