I love Pancake day, eating tons of pancakes for tea instead of a ‘proper tea’. Drizzled in lemon juice and crunchy sugar, chocolate spread and bananas, or my favourite, plain old golden syrup. My children love pancakes too, however we prefer the American style, thick and fluffy ones. They are also perfect for a lazy Sunday breakfast, where all the family can sit together round the table, talking over the week's events.
We like to make an occasion out of it. Setting the table nicely, with fresh juices for the children and a nice strong coffee for me and my husband. He loves these pancakes as a bacon and egg 'stack' with maple syrup. They are so simple to make, you will wonder why you haven't been having these all year round too. I use a big mug for measurements and they turn out great every time. Just don't use the free Sports Direct mug or you will end up with enough pancakes to feed an army.
All you need to make 12 medium or 9 large pancakes:
A mug full of self-raising flour
A mug full of milk
Oil for frying
Whisk together the flour, milk and egg in a bowl.
Heat up the oil in the frying pan on a medium heat.
Ladle the mixture into even sized dollops in the pan.
When tiny bubbles start to appear in the mixture, flip them over using a fish slice.
Do this confidently, or you will end up with a sloppy mess-not too bad if you have a dog that likes to eat your 'mistakes'.
When they are golden on each side, they are ready and should be nice and fluffy in the middle.
Paul, my hubby, wasn't too happy having to wait while I took pictures of his breakfast.....