Lemon pancakes

    1 hour 55 minutes

    The tradition of making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Tuesday) has its origin in the need to use up perishable foods before the Lenten fast began.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 cup plain flour
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 1¼ cups milk
    • 125 g butter, melted
    • Strained juice of 2 lemons
    • ¼ cup sugar
    • Lemon slices, for garnish

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour55min 

    1. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre. Beat in the egg and a little of the milk until smooth, then gradually beat in the remaining milk and 4 tablespoons of the melted butter. Cover the bowl and leave to stand for 1 hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 140°C.
    3. Stir the batter and pour it into a measuring jug. Heat about 1 teaspoon of the remaining butter in a small frying pan until sizzling, taking care not to let it darken or burn.
    4. Pour one-twelfth of the batter (about ¼ cup) into the pan, turning the pan to coat the base evenly. Cook over medium heat until the pancake is light golden brown underneath and appears dry on top. Flip over and cook the other side until golden. Turn the pancake out on a plate and sprinkle it with a little of the lemon juice and sugar, then roll it up or fold it in halves twice.
    5. Transfer to a large heatproof serving plate and cover with greaseproof paper before putting it into the oven to keep warm. Make 11 more pancakes in the same way.
    6. Sprinkle the finished pancakes with any remaining melted butter, lemon juice and sugar. Decorate with the lemon slices and serve immediately.


    Other Flavours:
    Instead of lemon juice and sugar, the pancakes can be served with ice cream topped with maple syrup or orange liqueur, or raspberry or chocolate sauce. Alternatively, the pancakes can be filled with stewed fruits, such as apples or blackberries, and served with cream.

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    Is it wrong to eat almost the entire batch yourself? *grin*  -  19 Feb 2009


    You can also use brown sugar with orange juice. We use to have these on Sundays. Either lemon juice and white sugar or brown sugar and orange juice. Yum.  -  03 Mar 2014