Learn a skill for life with our foolproof crêpe recipe that ensures perfect pancakes every time - elaborate flip optional
Provided by Cassie Best
Categories Main course
Yield Makes 12
Number Of Ingredients 6
- Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.
- Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.
- Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.
- When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.
- Serve with lemon wedges and caster sugar, or your favourite filling. Once cold, you can layer the pancakes between baking parchment, then wrap in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 61 calories, Fat 2 grams fat, SaturatedFat 1 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 7 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 1 grams sugar, Protein 3 grams protein, Sodium 0.1 milligram of sodium
- Sift together the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the milk and eggs and whisk well. The batter should flow but not be overly thin. Set aside for a few minutes.
- Warm a wide skillet/frying pan or crepe pan over a medium-high heat. Melt a little butter and spread around the pan - I usually just use the end of the stick on the pan and melt and spread it at the same time.
- Reduce the heat slightly and add around 1/4 cup (60ml) of the pancake batter to the pan. Tilt the pan slightly as you add the batter and swirl a little so the batter spreads out a bit, but it doesn't need to be as thin as a crepe typically is.
- Let the pancake cook until the edges start to curl up and the top is dry - a couple minutes. If you lift up the edge, you should see a slight browning on the bottom. Flip the pancake over and cook a minute more on the other side. You may need to press the top down slightly with a spatula if it puffs up.
- Remove the pancake from the pan once the other side gets a few brown spots and keep warm while you cook the rest. Sprinkle each pancake with sugar, squeeze over some lemon juice, then either fold in half and again (ie so in quarters), or roll up. Best served warm.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 181 kcal, Carbohydrate 24 g, Protein 8 g, Fat 6 g, SaturatedFat 3 g, TransFat 1 g, Cholesterol 92 mg, Sodium 80 mg, Fiber 1 g, Sugar 3 g, UnsaturatedFat 3 g, ServingSize 1 serving
PANCAKES BRITISH STYLE
This recipe comes from Delia Smith. It will make about 12 thin pancakes. The British pancake is very similar to a crepe and is traditionally served with lemon and sugar.
Provided by Sackville
Yield 12 pancakes
Number Of Ingredients 9
- Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it, then whisk the eggs into the flour.
- Slowly add small quantities of the milk and water mixture, whisking all the while to get the lumps out of the flour.
- The batter should be like thin cream when you are done.
- Now melt the butter in your frying pan.
- Spoon 2 tbsp of it into the batter and whisk it in, then pour the rest into a bowl and use it to grease the pan, using a bit of paper towel to smear it round before you make each pancake.
- Heat up the pan over a high heat, then turn the heat down to medium.
- Spoon the batter into the pan, using just less than 1/4 cup for a 10" pan.
- You don't want them too big or they will be hard to flip.
- As soon as the batter hits the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter.
- It will only take a few seconds to cook.
- When it is golden brown underneath, flip to the other side and cook for a few more seconds.
- Place on a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm while you make the rest.
- To serve, sprinkle each pancake with freshly squeezed lemon juice and caster sugar, fold in half, then in half again to form triangles, or else simply roll them up.
- Serve sprinkled with a little more sugar and lemon juice and extra sections of lemon.
English pancakes are different from American pancakes. They are much thinner and contain no leavening. They are closer to a French Crepe, only slightly thicker. Traditionally they are served on Shrove Tuesday, but are enjoyed year-around. They are best served straight from the pan. In my house the race is to try and make them faster than my children can eat them.
Provided by Darren McGrady
Categories Milk/Cream Egg Breakfast Kid-Friendly Wedding Back to School Sugar Conscious Kidney Friendly Vegetarian Pescatarian Peanut Free Tree Nut Free Soy Free Kosher Small Plates
Yield Makes 20 (8-inch) pancakes
Number Of Ingredients 9
- 1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the egg and egg yolks, followed by the milk and 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil. Continue whisking until there are no lumps. In a separate small saucepan, melt the butter until it is golden brown, and whisk it into the pancake mix. Leave the batter to rest for about 15 minutes.
- Heat an 8-inch frying pan until hot, and add the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, tilting the pan to spread the oil across the bottom. When the oil starts to smoke, pour the excess into a small bowl for later use. Return the pan to the heat. You now have a sheer coating of oil remaining on the pan.
- Pour 2 tablespoons of the batter into the pancake pan, tilting the pan to coat the bottom evenly. Cook until the underside of the pancake is golden brown, and then, using a spatula turn it over and cook the other side. Turn the pancake out onto an upturned dinner plate. Repeat until there is no more batter, using a bit of the reserved oil if the pan appears to be dry, or if the pancakes begin to stick. Continue to stack pancakes on top of each other on your dinner plate.
- When finished, served the pancakes straightaway with the sugar for sprinkling and the lemon and orange wedges on the side for squeezing on the pancakes.
- 5. If you want to make the pancakes in advance, lightly butter an ovenproof tray, and sprinkle each pancake with sugar after you finish cooking it. Fold the pancakes in half and then half again, arranging them all neatly on the tray. Cover the tray with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Serve with the lemon and orange wedges.
SUPER SIMPLE BRITISH PANCAKES
The pancakes in Britain are what we Americans would call a crepe. However this is British recipe and not a French one. I stuck with weight measurements rather than cups because it really matters, especially in regards to the flour. Some folks are light with the flour and others pack it in. This ensures it's the perfect amount...
Provided by Rachel L.
Number Of Ingredients 5
- 1. Place the flour in a mixing bowl with a pinch of salt. Beat the two eggs in a small bowl. Once beaten add about 50ml of the milk and the 1 tbsp oil. Whisk this together well. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the egg and milk mixture. Start whisking. As the flour incorporates it will become very thick paste. Once all the flour is incorporated, start adding the rest of the milk a bit at a time whisking after each addition. Soon the mixture will be like a thick cream.
- 2. Some people prefer to let the batter sit for a good 30 minutes or so, but that isn't necessary. Heat a crepe or large shallow pan to medium heat. Non-stick is best. Wipe a bit of the extra oil around the bottom of the pan. add some of the batter to the pan and tilt the pan around to ensure an even thin coating around the entire bottom. You can add a little bit more if needed to cover the entire bottom. The bottom of the pancake (or crepe as it's called in America) will slightly tan or brown. Flip it over and continue to cook on the other side for another 1-2 minutes until it tan/browns.
- 3. The first pancake is almost always thrown out, or eaten by the cook, because it is used to judge the heat of the pan and temperature adjustments can be made pending on how long it took to cook the pancake. If it took more than 2 minutes to lightly tan one side, the temperature needs to go up more. If it burnt quickly, lower the temperature a bit.
- 4. Continue to cook the rest of the pancakes and oil the pan after each one if needed. I find I don't need continually oil if using a non-stick pan.
- 5. Serve them with Nutella, my kids favorite, or with a simple syrup with lemon juice mixed in.
- 6. Egg note - I have made these successfully with an egg substitute. Because these pancakes are not meant to rise and remain thin, the egg substitute found in a box (I used Ener-G) worked well.
BRITISH MAMGUS PANCAKES
Very light pancakes. The BIG difference between our style of measuring and the British method is that they use a scale to measure ingredients. Since this is a British recipe, please use a scale to measure the flour and sugar or it will not turn out right. Milk can be measured in a measuring cup. From telegraph.co.uk site.
Provided by Pesto lover
Yield 6-8 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 7
- Whisk the baking soda and cream of tartar into the milk in a medium bowl, and let stand for 10 minutes before using.
- Now you can mix the rest of the ingredients into the milk. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes.
- Prepare pancakes on medium-hot, greased pan. Pour batter onto pan to size desired. Do not crowd. Turn over when top shows bubbles all over. Cook just until cooked through.
- Serve with butter and syrup or jam and powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 264.3, Fat 5.7, SaturatedFat 3, Cholesterol 74.2, Sodium 654.6, Carbohydrate 45.2, Fiber 1, Sugar 14.3, Protein 7.5
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