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Best Ever pancake recipe
Ingredients for about 24 crêpes (depending on the size of pan and how thick you like them)
- 250 gr white flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 30 gr caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 0.5 litre milk (room temperature)
- 60 gr butter
- A small drop of vegetable oil or butter for cooking
In a bowl, put the flour, the eggs and the caster sugar. Mix well and then add the milk slowly to the mixture, stirring all the time to make a smooth batter. I use a wooden spoon to mix, but if you have a whisk, that may be better as helps it come out smoother.
When you are ready to start cooking your pancakes, heat a non stick pan, add a tiny amount of vegetable oil (this might not be needed, depending on the pan you have) and heat until very hot. With a big spoon, pour a small amount of the batter in the pan and coat the bottom of it with it. Make sure you just pour enough batter to make a very thin pancake: if you pour too much, it will come out soggy instead of crisp and will be way less yummy.
Cook your pancake until brown on both sides: you can use a spatula to flip it, but a good pan will not allow it to stick, making the cooking and the turning of the pancake very easy.
Dress with any sweet treat you fancy and serve hot!