3 mouth watering pancake recipes for Pancake Day
Today is the easiest day of the year. Food wise. You can serve pancakes for every meal without feeling guilty and everyone will clear their plate in no time.
Today is Pancake Day and we love it. So, we have these 3 mouth watering pancake recipes for you, and hope that they will change up your usual pancake game a little.
Plus, these are great for people who love something sweet as well as the savory crowd.
Talking about sweet and savory, which group do you belong to?
We asked around the office and people love the traditional sugar only kind but also spinach and mushrooms. Or how about a ‘crepe complete’ with ham, cheese and an egg?
Serve them with ice cream, fruits and sprinkles and every kid will go epic (maybe not for diner though) and the famous chocolate spread we all know is always a safe choice.
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French Crepe Recipe
The famous French crepe.
Soft, buttery, delicious, and great as a sweet or savory option for any meal.
For 10 crepes
Prep time: 10 min
Resting time: 30 min
3 large eggs
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
120g all purpose flour
more butter for cooking
and toppings to your liking, example: sugar, lemon juice, banana, nutella, jam or cream
Combine milk and eggs and whisk. Add the melted butter and whisk it in.
Put the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl and combine.
Add about 3/4 of the liquid and mix it in gently. Add the rest of the liquid and mix until you have a smooth, watery batter.
Cover the batter and let it rest for about 30 minutes in the fridge.
Preheat a 10 inch non-stick pan over medium heat.
Brush a layer of butter on the heated pan.
Always mix the batter first, before you make each crepe. This is to make sure the batter is uniformly mixed.
Pour a 1/4 cup of the batter into the hot pan, and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan completely.
Cook the crepe until they are just set at the surface and flip it over.
Once they have a nice colour, remove them and put them on a big plate.
Next, until your batter is used up!
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Baked Skillet Pancakes Recipe
Quick and handy, because once in the oven you can set the table or prepare other dishes.
Prep time: 5 min
100g all purpose flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon of salt
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. In a bowl whisk the eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons melted butter, salt and sugar. Add the flour and stir , being careful not to overmix.
Add the other tablespoon melted butter to the bottom of a cast iron skillet. Pour the batter into the skillet and bake for 12-18 minutes or just until the edges start to brown.
Top with desired toppings.
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Souffle Pancakes Recipe
Fancy and a bit more time consuming. These are incredibly light and fluffy.
The secret: The batter involves a meringue.
For 4 fluffy crepes
Prep time: 15 min
6 tbsp cake flour
2 1/2 tbsp milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp sugar
2 large eggs egg whites and egg yolks separated, keeping the egg whites chilled until ready to use
Mix the milk, baking powder, vanilla, and egg yolks. Sift (important) in cake flour and mix with a whisk until batter is smooth and the mixture is a pale yellow.
Use a stand mixer, and add the chilled egg whites and sugar. Whip on the highest speed until stiff peaks form. Your meringue should not slide out when you turn the mixing bowl upside down.
Using a spatula, scoop out one-third of the meringue and add to your egg yolk batter. Gently fold the meringue into the batter until there are no more white streaks. Once the meringue has been incorporated, add in another third. And then the final third. At the end, you batter should be very light and airy.
Put a non-stick pan over low heat and put two non-stick crumpet rings (about 3.5 cm high) in the pan. Brush the pan lightly with oil and the inside of the rings too. Fill them to a maximum of ¾ full with batter and then cover the pan with a lid and cook the pancakes for about 10 mins on a very low heat.
Now, very carefully turn the pancakes over. Cook for another 1-2 mins.
Stack and serve with your favourite toppings.
Tip: Check our archive for more family friendly recipes!