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The traditional English pancake recipe. As served on Shrove Tuesday or Pancake day in the UK and Australia. Better known in the USA as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Historically, pancakes were made on Shrove Tuesday so that the last of the fatty and rich foods could be used up before Lent. This recipe makes 8 pancakes.

A stack of pancakes
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:508
Ready in:25 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:14th February 2013

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These are best with freshly squeezed lemon juice and the barest sprinkle of icing sugar.

Paul R Smith

Swedish pancakes

The recipe for traditional Swedish pancakes is the same as below, except that they might be served with a local preserve such as lingonberry jam. They are traditionally follow Ärtsoppa (Swedish pea soup) on a Thursday if what I read is to be believed.


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  1. Sift the salt and flour into a large mixing bowl. Hold the sieve high so the flour gets combined with lots of air
  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it.
  3. With a spatula mix the eggs and flour together
  4. Ideally with an electric hand mixer, gradually add the milk and water mix whilst whisking. Your goal is a smooth batter with no lumps or stray bits of flour
  5. There is no need to leave the mixture to stand, make the pancakes straight away
  6. Heat the butter in a heavy frying pan, swill it around so the pan is well oiled but not dripping in fat. Pour the remaining butter into a plate to use for the remaining pancakes
  7. Use 2 tablespoons of batter mixture per pancake, dolloped in the middle of the pan and instantly swirl the pan around to distribute the batter around the whole of the pan
  8. Cook for about 30 seconds on the first side and about 15 seconds on the other side
  9. Dab a little more butter on the frying pan before every fresh pancake
  10. Stack them up on a plate, separated with sheets of grease proof paper and keep them warm in a very low oven

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