Pancake Day came early this year for a group of school children at Keswick School, when they were joined by the Inn on the Square’s Head Chef, Dan Lansley, as he shared his trusty one cup recipe and fun educational pancake facts with them on Thursday (8th February) in his demonstration on how to make delicious pancakes.
Once Dan had finished his demonstration, the group of children we’re split into three groups, where Dan, Kieran (Commis Chef from the Inn on the Square) and Mrs Mather (Food Technology teacher at Keswick School) supervised as each child took it turn to make their own pancake, finishing it off with a choice of healthy toppings.
With pancake day just around the corner, our hotels are all gearing up to have some yummy pancakes on the menu, but don’t take our word for it, pop in and try one for yourself, available from 12th – 18th February. Or if you would prefer to make your own, you can follow Dan’s easy one cup recipe.
Easy Pancake Recipe
serves 4 to 6
These are the easiest pancakes to make, you don’t even need scales to weigh your ingredients, all you need is a cup or a mug, using the same cup for measuring both the flour and the milk.
1 large egg, preferably free-range or organic
1 cup of self-raising flour
1 cup of semi-skimmed milk
a knob of butter
Crack the egg into a large mixing bowl, add the flour, milk and a pinch of salt, then whisk everything together until you’ve got a lovely, smooth batter.
Put a large frying pan on a medium heat and add half the butter, wait until melted and the pan is nice and hot, then use a small ladle to spoon the batter into the pan. Each ladle will make 1 pancake.
Cook for 1 to 2 minutes and use a spatula to turn them over when they start to colour on the bottom and get little bubbles on the top. When cooked on both sides, transfer them to a plate, add the rest of the butter and start again.
Serve straight away, and finish with your favourite topping.