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It being Shrove Tuesday...

February 12th, 2013 (06:53 pm)

...part of me is thinking about cracking my old favourite joke about how I'd like, one year, to go out and catch a real live Shrove (!). Another part of me is thinking of actually having proper actual pancakes, but this would involve a.) making some batter (and I'm not sure what the ingredients are, and having to go out and buy the ingredients would rather defeat the whole point of the exercise) and b.) knowing me, making a complete utter hash of frying the pancakes (particularly the tossing them bit - I'm a lousy tosser, it's been commented upon frequently).

I might compromise and pop down to Tesco and get some Scotch Pancakes...

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Posted by: Zoë Sumra (zoeiona)
Posted at: February 12th, 2013 07:45 pm (UTC)

How to make pancakes:

Put 1/2 lb plain flour and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
Make a well in the flour.
Crack in two eggs. Stir.
Add 1 pint of milk, not all at once. Keep stirring. Use an electric whisk if you have one, or lumps will become a real problem.

When frying the pancakes, don't underdo the oil (I use a mix of olive oil and butter) or overdo the amount of batter going into the pan. The pan also needs to be hotter than you think.

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