AKA pancakes – the French/English kind. Thin, a little bit lacy in this picture! Very quick and easy to make. The fillings are according to your imagination. The recipe is simple.
Pancakes or Crepes(makes 8)
100g plain flour
1 medium egg
Knobs of butter, to cook
Filling/topping of choice
Sift the flour into a bowl, make a well in the middle of the flour and crack in the egg. Using a whisk start to whisk the egg and gradually incorporate some flour as you go – the mix in the middle will become sticky and thick, don’t worry. Then gradually whisk in the milk, bit by bit – splash it into the middle, and keep whisking in the middle. Eventually you will have a batter with all of the flour incorporated.
Heat a frying pan over a moderate heat, add a knob of butter and allow it to melt and swirl it around the pan. Pour in approx half-a-ladleful of batter and swirl it round the pan. Cook for approx 30 seconds until the pancake movers freely in the pan. Flip – either in the air or with a fish-slice – and allow the other side to cook for approx 20 seconds. until golden Slide from the pan and keep warm on a plate in an oven or serve immediately. Repeat with the remaining batter. Cover/fill pancakes with your filling/topping of choice and enjoy!
We chose to have a savoury pancake – with Cheddar and ham.
Pancakes really need to be served piping hot – otherwise they can be a bit unpleasant. Little niece and nephew love Nutella on their pancakes – little chocolate lovers.
Sweet or savoury?