6 March 2014

Pancakes Pancakes Pancakes

I just love pancakes and so do my children. My favourite topping still remains lemon & sugar. When I'm looking for a real treat a scoop of vanilla ice-cream with freshly made hot chocolate sauce does the trick too. As a child we used to visit France a lot and up in Brittany these are the two staple sweet pancake toppings.

At Youth Club this week we made lots of delicious pancakes. The children flipped the pancakes themselves and enjoyed all the various fillings on offer. For the savoury option we made ham and cheese pancake sandwiches. To make these, we made two pancakes then placed ham and grated cheese on top of one and laid another pancake on top of that forming a pancake sandwich. The melting cheese helps to stick the sandwich together. These went down a treat and were quickly followed by banana & chocolate spread pancakes and fresh strawberries with lemon & sugar.

Below is my fail proof pancake batter recipe. Enjoy and let me know what your favourite toppings are. I'd love to know.

Pancakes with sugar and lemon (Crepes au citron et sucre)


110g plain flour
200ml milk plus 75ml tap water
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1 lemon
A little butter
Sugar to sprinkle


1. Place the flour and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the egg
2. In a jug add the milk and water and with a hand or electric whisk slowly add the milk to the other ingredients and mix together to form the batter
3. In a saucepan add a little butter and then a small ladle of batter. Fry for a minute or two until brown spots appear on the underside of the pancake and turn over. Repeat until fully cooked
4. Once cooled, add a little lemon juice and a sprinkling of sugar. Yum!

Top tip:

Make sure the hob temperature is not too high otherwise your pancakes may burn


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