How to make basic pancakes

Pancakes with sugar and lemon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday February 12, 2013. Photo

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

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

Ingredients

? 1tbsp butter

? 2 eggs


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? 300ml milk

? 100g plain flour

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? 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.

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