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Pancake Tuesday!

Pancake Tuesday, boys and girls. A magical time of year. You can eat as much as you want, but because they’re only pancakes, you don’t look like such a savage. In school, we used to brag about how many we ate. Since I didn’t get any pancakes last year, I’m going to make up for it this year by gorging myself until I’ve got pancake batter coming out my ears.

Pancakes

100g flour 2 Eggs 200ml milk, mixed with 75ml water

  1. Sift flour into a mixing bowl.

  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it

  3. Whisk well

  4. Slowly add the milk and water, whisking as you go

  5. Cook in a pan over a medium heat

Toppings

  • Sugar and lemon juice. It is vitally important that the juice be from a plastic lemon. Otherwise it may as well be any other day of the week because it’s just not Pancake Tuesday with plastic lemon.

  • Nutella. Nothing else. Okay, maybe ice cream. You’ll be bouncing off the walls for days.

  • Bacon and maple syrup. Friend in work gave me a bottle of maple syrup from Canada, since all I seem to be able to find in Dublin is maple-flavoured Golden Syrup.

  • Blueberries. Awesome when they’re dropped into the batter as it cooks in the pan.

So what’s your favourite filling?