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How to make basic pancakes

PUBLISHED: 12:28 07 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:28 07 February 2016

Pancakes with sugar and lemon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday February 12, 2013. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Pancakes with sugar and lemon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday February 12, 2013. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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It’s Shrove Tuesday next week - so here’s how to make some really simple, tasty pancakes.

Ingredients

■ 1tbsp butter

■ 2 eggs

■ 300ml milk

■ 100g plain flour

■ Butter/oil for frying

Method

Mix together the butter, eggs and milk. Whisk into the plain flour.

Heat a pan and wipe with oiled paper. Ladle in a little batter and move around to create an even layer. Leave for 30 seconds then turn, giving another 30 seconds on the other side.

Try out these flavours

■ Add blueberries and lemon zest to the American batter. Serve with a syrup made from blueberries, lemon juice, sugar and a pinch of culinary lavender.

■ Maple syrup and bacon.

■ Ricotta, honey and crushed walnuts.

■ Cooked spicy sausage and cheese.

■ Sauteed onions, Emmental and ham.

■ Hazelnut spread, crushed toasted nuts.

■ Roasted pear and chocolate sauce.

■ Peanut butter and salted caramel spread.

■ Vanilla roasted peaches and cream.

■ Oranges poached in sugar, butter and Cointreau


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