I am sure that most you already know how to make pancakes but there is no harm in going back over the basics. So, here is the recipe:
You will need:
- 100g plain flour
- 2 eggs
- 300ml semi-skimmed milk
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable
- Butter/oil for frying
- pinch of salt
Blend the flour and eggs together with a good splash of the milk. This should leave you with a thick but smooth batters. pour in the rest of the milk slowly while whisking until you get the consistency of emulsion paint.
Heat a good size frying pan, pour the batter and heat on each side for about 30 seconds until golden brown. Easy!
Now it is all about toppings. I spend some time living in Amsterdam after university and, as a sheltered Brit, I was confused by the Dutch’s love of savoury pancakes. However, I did grow to love them too. So it has become a bit of a tradition in our house of me cooking up Dutch style savoury pancakes for Mrs B.
Tonight I am going to be cooking up pancetta and mushroom pancakes. Before anyone says “pancetta is not very British?”. Well, Mrs B has just made her own…. recipe coming soon!