We were delighted that not only our guests showed an interest in perfecting the pancake, but so did the BBC… they joined us with a camera and captured the class for a slot on BBC breakfast.
The word ‘Pankcake’ appeared in the English language as early as the 15th century. Many say that Otzi the Iceman were eating an early form of flatbread using einkorn wheat, however it was the Romans who created the earliest pancake-like dish known as ‘Alita Dolcia’ (another sweet) in Latin – made from milk, flour, egg and spices. This early dish was sold by vendors at markets using honey to sweeten them.
How to make the perfect pancake
- 300ml full fat milk
- 2 medium size eggs
- 100g Plain Flour
- 1. Crack both eggs into a large bowl and whisk together.
- 2. Add the milk
- 3. Sieve the flour into the mixture and whisk into a smooth batter.
- 4. Sieve the mixture again into another bowl to remove any lumps – this will prevent the flour sticking to the pan.
- 5. Heat your pan to a high temperature and use a little oil on a cloth or kitchen towel to grease the pan.
- Pour half a ladle into the pan and swirl the mixture to form a circle in the pan.
- 7. Wait for bubble to form on the surface of the pan.
- 8. Ease the edges by sliding a spatula around the sides.
- 9. Get ready to flip your pancake.
- 10. Once the second side is brown serve onto a plate and add your own toppings.
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