An Easy Peasy Pancake Recipe
Irish Pancakes or crêpes, savory or sweet, I love them! The official day to eat them in Ireland is on ‘Pancake Tuesday’, when the majority of us get our flour and pans out, rustle up a batch and smother them in fruit, cream, chocolate, syrup or just plain lemon and sugar.
I don’t need this excuse and don’t need an official day but I will be jumping on the bandwagon anyway.
Pancakes are so easy to make that it’s kind of funny to see pre-made mixes available in supermarkets as the ingredients are few and more than likely what you have in your kitchen press, but if it saves you time and that extra bit of washing up, just do it.
If like me you don’t mind cracking a couple of eggs and measuring out a cup of flour then you can follow the easiest recipe ever for pancakes below. Now easy doesn’t mean the best and I’m sure you’ll find a better combination or even a healthier one but this is an Easy Peasy Pancake Recipe.
One cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Two tablespoons of butter (melted) or one tablespoon of oil
Sift the flour, add the eggs, milk, water, butter and salt. Beat. Place in the fridge for an hour. Heat a lightly oiled pan and add a scoop of pancake mixture, brown on both sides. Serve how you like it (I love the simplicity of freshly squeezed lemon and sugar sprinkled over mine)
*Note: You can use one cup of milk instead of 1/2 milk and 1/2 water.
*Note: To make the pancakes sweet you can add one teaspoon of vanilla extract and one tablespoon of sugar.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!