Traditionally, shrove Tuesday, is the day before Lent and forty days of plain food, when folks would clear the pantry of anything (nice to eat) to remove temptation and this year, pancake day is taking place on Tuesday 9th February, so here's a recipe for you.
Using a large sized bowl, put the flour into it, stir gently to remove lumps and make a well in the center of the flour. Put the eggs into the well and the milk and beat into a batter. Some people like to add a dessert spoon of oil to the mix, this is a matter of taste, a tiny nob of butter works as well. Leave the mix to prove for half an hour with a tea towel over it.
Give the mix another quick beat for a minute or two. Then if you have a smaller non-stick frying pan that is ideal, if not use the one that you usually use, put some of the oil into the pan, not too much or it will make the pancake greasy and it will taste of oil. Wait until the oil in the pan is hot – we recommend that Mum or Dad does this bit – drop just a tiny amount of the mix (size of a ten pence piece) into the oil – if it sizzles then it is ready to cook. Pour enough mix into the hot oil – carefully starting at the far edge away from you to reduce splashing – until a pancake of about seven to ten inches across is in the hot oil. When one side is turning golden brown, either turn it over with a spatula or flip it if you wish, either way when both sides are golden brown your pancake is ready.
Finally - Enjoy. Oh and don't forget, we always recommend a squeeze of lemon juice!
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