Cheffy's Perfect Pancake Recipe

Ciao Foxy friends! It's pancake day today and what better way to to enjoy your delicious pancakes than being on one of our UK caravan holidays. If you are at one of our Cornwall, Devon or Somerset holiday parks it is likely you will have a fully equipped kitchen in your holiday accommodation - plenty of room for pancake flipping! 

Here is my favourite pancake recipe and some perfect topping ideas.

Ingredients 

  • 135g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 130ml milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly) or olive oil, plus extra for cooking

Method

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter.

  2. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and, using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing. Let the batter stand for a few minutes.

  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. When it's melted, add a ladle of batter (or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at the same time). It will seem very thick but this is how it should be. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm (½in) thick.

  4. Repeat until all the batter is used up. You can keep the pancakes warm in a low oven, but they taste best fresh out the pan.

  5. Serve with lashings of real maple syrup and extra butter, if you like.

 

Cheffy's Top 5 Pancake Toppings 

Classic sugar and lemon 

Bacon and maple syrup 

Chocolate, peanut butter & banana

Blueberries and honey

Smoked ham and cheese 

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