With Tuesday being Pancake Tuesday or you may prefer to call it Shrove Tuesday I thought I’d share with you one of my full-proof recipes for crepes. Well I lie, this is my mum’s recipe that she passed on to me (could originally be a Delia Smith one). Mum always made these for us growing up and the recipe is really quick and easy to do. They can also be made for a sweet or savoury filling. One of my favourite Pancake Day meals was mum’s cheesy broccoli and cauliflower pancakes; using the crepes like pasta or enchiladas she would put cooked broccoli and cauliflower which would be in a cheese sauce into the centre of the crepes, roll them up, put them in a tray and bake them when covered with the remaining cheese sauce and some grated cheese on top.
So let me give you the recipe for the crepes
– 110g plain flour
– a pinch of salt
– 2 large eggs
– 200ml milk mixed together with 75ml water
– 2 tbsp melted butter
1. Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it.
3. Start to whisk in the eggs and incorporate the flour from around the edges.
4. Start to gradually add the milk and water mixture (ignore any lumps because they will gradually disappear).
5. When all the liquid has been added slide a rubber spatula around the edge of the bowl to make sure you have got all of the mix from the side of the bowl and then whisk again until your batter is the consistency of smooth cream.
6. When you are ready to cook, add the 2tbsp of melted butter to the batter and stir in.
7. Melt some butter in your frying pan (or you can spray some frylight) and add a ladleful of your batter depending on the size of the pan you are using (you may only need half the amount).
8. Swirl the batter around the pan until it thinly covers the base.
9. Flip it over when it starts to come away at the sides and cook until golden brown on each side.
10. Repeat this process until you have ran out of batter. Place your pancakes somewhere warm and separate them with layers of kitchen roll whilst you make the rest.
11. Serve as you like them . . .
We had no lemon in the house so we had ours with some fresh lime juice and sugar