Aside from pastry, pancakes are one of the easiest things to make with just the basics. You can fill them with sweet stuff or savoury, but no matter what you fill them with they are always amazing and people will keep coming back for more! This easy peasy mixture makes around 6-8 pancakes that are about 20 cm each. Good old English pancakes that don’t need or use any raising agents.
Yield 6-8 pancakes
Easy peasy pancake mix.
125g/4oz plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
sunflower oil for frying
Sieve the flour into the bowl, add the salt. Mix and make a hole in the middle.
Lightly beat the egg with the milk and pour into the middle of the flour mix.
Whisk well until the batter is smooth.
Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and lightly grease with oil (just dip a bit of kitchen roll into the oil and wipe over the pan).
Gently ladle in the pancake mixture, swirling it around the pan to create a circle.
Cook the pancake until the edges start to curl, then slide a palette knife under the pancake and flip in the pan. Cook the other side for a short while, and turn out onto an upside down plate (this makes it easier to remove the pancakes).
Now these can be used straight away, or placed between sheets of greaseproof paper, then wrapped in tin foil to store in the freezer until ready to use.
When you want to remove them, defrost thoroughly and heat for 45 seconds in a microwave.
These work out at around 5p per pancake if you buy the cheapest ingredients at Tesco.