A holiday that allows us to gorge on plenty of food – most prominently, pancakes – before Lent is a good tradition in our books. The 12th February sees Shrove Tuesday and to make sure you enjoy it, take a look at some Littlewoods products and a proven recipe for the perfect pancakes…
First and foremost, you’ll need a frying pan. We’ve got great options from a variety of brands such as the Tefal Frying Pan Set (Set of 2) or the Swan Set of 2 Frying Pans – arming yourself with two is great if you’ve got a big family. We’ve also got the Russell Hobbs 26 cm Frypan and 18 cm Omelette Pan Set, the latter of which is perfect for small Scotch pancakes.
Other useful items include the Simplicity Retro Kitchen Scales and the Rayware Forum Glass Jug and Mixing Bowl Set (2-piece set); both vital elements to the pancake-making process. And who doesn’t love a good apron? The 5-Piece Vintage Floral Textile Set has one with a lovely floral print, whilst also boasting tea towels and oven gloves in the same delightful design. Get kids involved too with the Typhoon Kids Apron Bandana Set.
Here’s the recipe we’re all following for the best pancakes possible:
110g/4oz plain flour
Pinch of salt
200ml/7fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3fl oz water
– Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl with a the sieve held high above the bowl so the flour gets an airing.
– Make a well in the centre and break the eggs into it. Begin whisking the eggs.
– Gradually add small amounts of the milk and water mixture while still whisking.
– Whisk until smooth with the consistency of thin cream.
– Melt the butter in a pan. Spoon 2 tbsp of it into the matter and whisk in. Pour the rest into a small bowl and lubricate the pan with a little on some kitchen roll before each pancake.
– Get the pan really hot and then turn the heat down to medium.
– Half-fill a ladle with some mixture and pour into the pan. As soon as you’ve done that, tip the pan from side to side to get an even coating.
– After half a minute or so, lift the pancake slightly to see if it’s tinged gold and then flip the pancake over. The second side won’t take as long to cook.
– Then serve however you wish. Go for classic lemon juice and caster sugar or Nutella or maple syrup… the choice is up to you. And enjoy!