Irish Pancakes

Pancake Tuesday / Irish Style

The before lent starts and you have to use up all those eggs... hence having an egg for easter!  Pancakes are great fun to make for all the family and there's no end of expertimenting you can do once you have the basic batter ready to go.

Traditional Irish Pancakes tend to be less think than US sytle pancakes but not quite as thin as French Crepes.   They are rolled rather than stacked!

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 oz unsalted butter
  • Additional butter for frying
  • granulated sugar
  • lemon juice
  1. Beat the milk and eggs together in a bowl. In another bowl, sift the flour and salt together; add half the milk and egg mixture, stirring constantly.
  2. Melt the butter and whisk it in. Whisk in the rest of the remaining milk and egg mixture.
  3. Allow the batter to stand at least two hours.
  4. Melt 1 tbs butter in frying pan, add 1/4 cup batter and tip until the pan is evenly coated. Keep the pan moving as you cook to prevent sticking. When the underside is golden brown, flip the pancake and cook the other side.

Slide onto an oven proof platter; sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice and then, roll up.

Keep warm in a 300 degree oven until ready to serve.

The Sugar and Lemon Juice is a tried and tested option but feel fee to experiment with:-

  • Syrups
    • Golden syrup
    • Maple syrup
    • Honey
  • Fruit
    • Bananna
    • Strawberry
    • Fruit Jam/Preserve
  •  Chocolate
    • Nutella
    • Flake
    • Toffee / Caramel sauce
  • Ice Cream

or try something more savoury like Cheese and crispy bacon!

After all that, why not have a Pancake Race....

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