Shrove Tuesday

OldTrout, Going Postal
Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, 1559

Pancake batter

4 oz plain flour

A pinch of salt

2 large eggs

7 fl oz milk

3 fl oz water

2 tablespoons of melted butter

A little extra butter for cooking the pancakes.


Sieve the flour.  Add the eggs.  Whisk – an electric whisk is easiest.  Add the milk and water.   Keep whisking.  Add the melted butter.

A seven inch frying pan is ideal.  Add some butter and get the pan hot then turn down the heat to medium.  About two tablespoons of batter is about right for a pancake.

Flip them if you want to.

Serve with your topping of choice.

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