Pancake Day!!! For most a day of a few pancakes as pudding or breakfast but here its a carefully planned event requiring military like organisation to prevent an all out war. Cora has been helping me this morning get everything ready for pancake mania when everyone is home from school. We fall firmly into two camps here; the fat + fluffy vs the thin + roly.
Half of us prefer the huge american style pancakes, stacked tall and covered in syrup, whereas the other half like a thin pancake that they can stuff full of goodies and roll up. Obviously to be diplomatic I’m in both camps, anything pancake like is a win in my book (but not savoury ones, those are just plain wrong).
Then there’s the toppings, being a lemon + golden syrup girl myself I have to say I wish that all those years ago I would have just stuck to that, instead of introducing the small people to maple syrup, blueberry syrup or the amazingness of nutella and banana. Alas – now they expect it. And so tonight we will dine at the ‘Pancake Bar’ – two types of pancakes, multiple toppings, and yetIm sure there will still be one child who moans that either their pancake isnt round enough, smaller than a siblings, or has the wrong topping!! This is the stuff memories are made of (right?). The more mess the more fun (right?). Look at that happy face…
For those in the Fat + Fluffy camp heres the recipe, scroll down for Thin + Roly.
(the fat+fluffy ones are in Cups as the recipe is from a dear friend of ours from the States, whereas the thin+roly ones are a tried and tested Nanny Peg recipe possibly nicked from the Dairy Book of Home Cooking 1951 edition!)
2 cups of Self raising Flour
1tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
3 tbs white sugar
2 beaten eggs
3 cups buttermilk (if you have none make it by adding 2 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar to regular milk)
4tbs melted butter
Thin and roly
pinch of salt
1 pint of milk
With both you add a little butter to a reasonably hot pan and fry on each side until nicely browned. We have 3 pans on the go but I can never quite be quick enough!.
Happy Pancake day everyone, let me know on Facebook which pancake camp you are in 🙂