Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sweet Pancakes

I remember my mum used to make this snack for the family when we were kids, her recipe was very simple, just add water, sugar and an egg to flour and mix into a thin batter, spread a layer of the batter into a greased wok and fry it. I saw this recipe from a book, this pancake is thinner than the american style type.

250g plain flour
pinch of salt
4 tbsp sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
500ml milk
4tbsp melted butter or oil
oil or butter for greasing the pan

1. Put the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour the egg and a little of the milk into the well. Whisk the liquid, gradually incorporating the flour to make a smooth paste. Whisk in the butter or oil, then the remaining milk until smooth. Allow to rest, if liked.

2. Put 1 tbsp oil or butter in a heavy based frying pan and heat until it starts to smoke. Use a ladle to scoop the batter into the pan, tilting the pan until the base is coated in a thin layer. Cook for 1-2 min until the underside is turning golden.

3. Flip the pancake and cook for a further 30-45 seconds until golden on the second side. Remove the pancake out of pan and make the remaining pancakes, greasing the pan as necessary. Serve plain or any sauce per individual preference.

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