How to make Pancakes – Video Recipe

No. 88

Hi, there. I’m Matt from the Underground Cookery School. And today, I’m going to show you how to make pancakes.

So, we’ve got Pancake Day coming up, and I want to show you how simple it is to make pancakes. I normally do this every Saturday for my daughter. And there’s no recipe, it’s just however you feel like doing it. Now, the first thing I’m going to do is just get this pan on, because you do want the pan to be nice and hot when the cooking process begins.

I’m just going to get a couple of eggs in there. Now, sometimes the eggs are bigger and smaller, so you know, that’s why I don’t tend to pay too much attention to recipes. I’m going to put…normally, I just do start off with two and half of those. A little bit of milk. And then I’m now just going to whisk. The consistency that we’re looking for is probably, it’s like very runny yoghurt. You don’t want it too thick. Now, as you can there is a perfect example. I mean, that’s Yorkshire Pudding batter, but it does mean that I can thin it out with milk. So, you want it quite wet and runny. Don’t worry if you can’t get this sort of level of color when you make these at home. These are just fantastic eggs, which have got a really sort of crimson colour. But to me, that’s it. That’s what I’m looking for – a nice sort of runny texture. And it’s funny with pancakes, it doesn’t matter how you mix the ingredients, they always come out. But these I think will be nice and thin and crispy.

So, that’s the texture. The pan I’ve had on the go now for a good old minute, so that’s going to be very hot. I’m just going to put some butter in that and I’m just going to take my mixture and pour it in. And then just swirl it around. Now, that’s going to cook for probably about a minute, a minute and a half, something like that. And as soon as the top of the pancake has completely dried out and the air bubbles start coming up, we’re almost ready. I’m just going to run a palette knife round it, and then it is kind of common sense. But once you know it’s going to move, you can then…so that can come off now, done. And you can dress that with whatever you like. Nutella’s quite nice, or maybe even a Bolognese if you’re doing a savoury one.

So, I’m going to get this pancake out. As it happens, I’m just going to put a little bit of lemon on here. I’ve done a couple over here, already. A tiny little bit of sugar like that, but obviously whatever you want to do, as mentioned earlier. Roll that up, and then just for the sexy shot for the camera, what I’m going to do is just a little bit more sugar on there, and a drizzle of honey. There you go.

Pancakes for Pancake Day. Enjoy.

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The next video that we’re doing is a salad of pigeon with purple sprouting broccoli and crispy Parma ham, so look out for that one. I will see you very soon, and thanks for watching.

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