THE SCRUMPTIOUS PANCAKE AFFAIR!
Today is the National Pancake Day! Even though we’re always into these delightful excuses to have a delicious treat, this one deserves some recognition. Delicious, fluffy and full of history, pancakes have been a breakfast favourite since the dawn of man. Seriously, these fun little guys’ history traces back thousands of years and they went through countless variations along the way. Experts say that some hot rock-fried cakes made of ground-up grain appeared in the plates of our earliest human ancestors. Yes, you read that right! Records also say that the first official pancake-like food recipe dates back to ancient Greece in 600 BC. It originally came from a poet who described warm pancakes in one of his writings. Made from wheat flour, honey, olive oil, and curdled milk, the Medieval Age pancakes evolves into the closest resemblance to those we know today. Even Shakespeare didn’t miss a chance to present pancakes in one of his plays! A while back, our savoury flat treat was referred to as wheat cakes, travel cakes, johnny cookies, or flapjacks, amongst others. People began using the word “pancakes” during the 15th century, and it became standard worldwide in the 19th century. Indeed, whatever you choose to call it, the much-loved pancake is definitely an all-time classic comfort food in all its glory! Now that this culinary staple can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere, you can definitely make yourself this treat and share it with the rest of the family. Look no further, we’ll show you how it's done!
- 100g plain flour
- 2 large eggs
- 300ml milk
- Oil for frying
- Pinch of salt
- Toppings of your choic
- In a bowl or large jug, add the flour, eggs, milk and pinch of salt. Whisk these ingredients into a smooth batter.
- Put a frying pan on medium heat and wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper
- When the pan is hot enough, pour the batter in to make pancakes of your desired thickness.
- Cook your pancakes on either side until golden.
- Either eat immediately or keep the pancakes warm in a low oven as you cook the next batch.
- Serve the pancakes with a topping of your choice.