Have A Flippin’ Good Pancake Day!
Historical Analyses of 30,000 year old grain grinding tools suggest that our Stone Age ancestors were as keen on pancakes are we are today.
Through the ages, pancakes have been adapted within many cultures. Artifacts reveal that the ancient Greeks and Romans enjoyed pancakes sweetened with honey. Through the Elizabethan era, pancakes were popularly flavoured with spices, rosewater, sherry and apples.
As ever, pancakes are a great way to use of perishable ingredients and can also offer a simply cosy snack, well loved around the globe.
Serves; 4. Ready n 15 minutes.
125g of Plain Flour
2 Tablespoons of Caster Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 egg, Beaten
235ml of Milk
2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
Simple Steps of Cooking
- Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Make a slight hole in the centre and pour in milk, egg and oil, mixing all together until smooth.
(TIP – Use a fork to smoothen out lumps)
- Lightly oil griddle or frying pan and bring to a medium heat. Pour or scoop 60ml of the batter onto the griddle/frying pan. After the pancake shows rise, flip. Once brown on both sides, remove from griddle/frying pan and serve.
(Add extras such as raisons, chocolate chips and marshmallows into batter to funk up your pancakes.)
Over the past few years, the pancake art craze has projected, with over 48,000 #PancakeArt posts on Instagram. Here are some tips to start off your pancake creations.
- Pick a simple design to begin with.
- Use squeeze bottles to shape batter on to griddle/frying pan.
- Melted chocolate can be added to the batter used for outlines. This will insure outlines are dark enough for adding the remaining batter.
If you feel daring enough, you could try adding food colouring to different squeeze bottles of batter. This can add vibrancy and detail to your pancake art. Youtubers such as Tiger Tomato give step by step videos on how to create some of your favourite characters.