Perfect pancakes

Miffy can’t wait for Pancake Day, on February 28th. Miffy loves tucking into a pancake covered with her favourite toppings, but she also has lots of fun actually making the pancakes with her friend Barbara. The best part for Miffy is flipping the pancakes high into the air – once, twice… three times…. and over it goes!

If you fancy making a stack of pancakes this year, why not follow Miffy’s simple recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 200g/7oz plain flour
  • 350-400ml milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • pinch salt
  • vegetable oil

(Makes 4 large pancakes)

Step 1

Put the plain flour into a large mixing bowl. Then make a well in the centre and pour in the milk and eggs. Now give the mixture a quick whisk in the centre before combining with the flour – you might want to wear an apron for this bit – flour can go everywhere if you’re not careful!

Step 2

Don’t let your arm get tired! Keep the whisking up until you have a smooth batter. Now add one tablespoon of vegetable oil and whisk again thoroughly.

Step 3

Use a large shallow frying pan to cook your pancakes. Tip: Dip some kitchen roll in the oil and carefully wipe the inside of the pan, ensuring it is lightly covered but not too greasy. This will stop the pancakes from sticking, meaning you can still flip them!

Step 4

Heat the pan over a medium heat for one minute. The hob can get very hot so ask an adult to help you.

Step 5

Add just under a ladleful of batter to the pan and immediately start swirling it round the pan to get a nice even layer.

Step 6

Cook the pancake for approximately 30-40 seconds. Use a palette knife to lift the pancake carefully to look at the underside – it should be a nice golden-brown colour before turning over. Cook the other side for the same amount of time to make it even on both sides.

Step 7

Now you’re ready to serve your pancakes – but which do you prefer, sweet or savoury? For sweet pancakes, you can sprinkle on sugar, lemon juice, chopped fruit or if you’re feeling really indulgent, just cover them with a layer of chocolate spread! For savoury pancakes, chopped herbs and grated cheese will make them taste delicious.

 

Why not make your pancakes into Miffy shapes? This fantastic non-stick frying pan and Miffy baking mould will do just the trick: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Cookware/BK-Special-Collection-Nijntje-Miffy-Frying-Baking/B00G32NZ4C

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