Tomorrow's pancake Tuesday and I'm planning on a bit of a pancake party. When you're single, it's not a good idea to make a big batch of pancake batter for yourself.... Very bad idea!!! Anyway, I've a few friends calling around and they're going to bring some fillings (i'll let them know in advance - nutella, ice-cream, maltesers, lemons and I already have plenty of jam & sugar). I'll cook the pancakes in advance and keep them warm in the oven between sheets of greaseproof paper (they keep really well, just make sure it's not for too long & the temp is nice & low). Here's a lovely recipe that'll make 6/8 crepes.
Pancake Tuesday Party Crepes
What You Need
2 large eggs plus 1 extra egg yolk
a pinch of salt
3/4 pint of milk
1-2 Tbsp of melted butter
an 11inch crepe pan /non stick pan
What You Do
- Seive the flour & salt into a bowl, make a well in the centre and beat in the lightly beaten egg mix.
- Add the milk bit by bit and mix well (I pour it into the liquidizer for a minute once all the milk is added).
- Put the mix into the fridge for at least an hour to rest and add the melted butter before using (adds a richness and also helps prevent the pancakes from sticking).
- Heat your pan and pour a small ladle of batter into the pan; when the mix begins to come away from the sides and set on top, flip using a fish slice.
- Repeat until the batter is completely used up and serve how you like it. I love the traditional sprinkling of caster sugar with a good squeeze of lemon... Yum!
These crepes freeze well (just make sure you separate them with greaseproof paper) and keep well for a few days in the fridge so don't be afraid of making too many, they won't go to waste ;o)