Forget the diet, it’s nearly Pancake Day. Scroll down and let us show you how to make perfect pancakes in ten stress-free steps.
Before you get started, follow these essential golden rules:
- Keep an eagle eye on your eggs. Especially if there are little ones about. The second you turn your back; you’ll hear a crack, followed by, “It wasn’t me”.
- Put a mixture of washing-up liquid and hot water in your pan as soon as you’ve finished with it. You can thank us later.
- Get your toppings prepared and on the table (or out of reach) before you start on the batter. It will mean no faff when you’ve got hungry pancake-eaters waiting, and you can focus on having fun making them.
- Underestimate how hot your stove will get. As soon as a pancake batch is looking good, turn the heat down to avoid the next one from burning.
- Get over confident. Yes, everyone can see that you can do two flips. No, it’s not the dog's fault that it’s now on the floor.
- Let the dirt pile up. Give someone a designated role, get rid of things as soon as you’ve used them and while you’re waiting for your pancake to cook, wipe up after yourself. Don’t leave the batter to pile up into a difficult-to-clean mess.
Makes 6 pancakes
Measure out your ingredients. Make sure to sift your flour.
Make life easier for yourself and prepare your equipment, ready to be used. Get out one small bowl, a whisk, fork, pan, ladle and spatula.
Beat the eggs in your small bowl. Place to the side.
Pop your flour into a medium-sized mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt. Make a small well in the middle, and if you want to be creative, a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg.
Pour the beaten egg into the well. Add in a dash of milk and whisk until a smooth, thick consistency.
Slowly add the rest of your milk and whisk until you have a consistency similar to single cream.
Add in the oil and whisk until creamy.
Once your pan is hot, add a ladle of your pancake batter and make sure that it is evenly spread. Leave to cook for one minute.
Be adventurous and flip your pancake… or use your spatula if you’d rather play it safe.
Leave the other side to cook for one minute.
Pop onto a plate, ready to be decorated and eaten.
You’re ready for the next one!