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Pancakes (Crepes) Recipe

Cowbridge Kitchen

Pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday or Pancake day, they are so simple to make and delicious at any time of the year.

Pancakes are often served with sweet sugary toppings such as Maple Syrup or Chocolate. Traditionally in the UK we used to splash them with lemon juice and just roll them in caster sugar.

The French would served these in a delicious orange and caramel sauce, frambé with Grand Marnier for the perfect Crepe Suzette


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You can make these in as little as 12 minutes
8 mins Prep.
4 mins Cooking time.
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Nutritional Facts
This is per 50g
Medium size pancake

Calories: 40
Protein: 3.7g
Fat: 6g
Carbohydrates: 18g
Fiber: 1.1g
Sugar: 3.5g
Nutritional information Nutrition
You will get 12 pancakes out of this recipe Table for Two Servings
Easy : You need some cooking skill
but a complete novice can make this recipe
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How to make Pancakes - Crepes

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Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) is the day that Pancakes are traditionally eaten. But the Pancake dates back to ancient Greece AD 1100.

Shrove Tuesday was the traditional way of using up dairy producst ready for Lent. But today it is just a great excuse to indulge yourself with sweet Pancakes.

In many cultures such as the USA, Pancakes are eaten for breakfast, often with Maple syrup, Ice cream and even Chocolate. Each culture has its own name as well as its own take on the Pancake, for instance the French call them Crapes, and are often flambe then with Orange liqueur.


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ingredients

100 g Plain Flour
2 Eggs
300 ml Full Fat milk
1 tbs of Olive Oil
Salt

Cooking Instructions

  1. Combine the flour and the two eggs in a mixing jug.
  2. Mix to a thick paste.
  3. Slowly add the milk and whisk.
  4. When all of the milk is added tip in the olive oil and whisk again.
  5. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a flat pan on the stove. Brush it around the pan with some kitchen roll.
  6. Add 1 standard ladle full of mixture to the hot oil and coat the entire pan with the mixture.
  7. Cook the pancake for about 2 minutes then turn it over to cook the other side.
  8. Keep warm in a low oven.
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''Serve these pancakes traditionally with sugar & lemon juice but you can have them with chocolate or even ice cream...''