|Pancake´s Day. Photo by Brett|
Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday is a tradition in the U.K when the country makes delicious pancakes, traditionally served with sugar and lemon juice. It is often the case that pancake races are held in the towns and villages and this year a Pancake Olympics was held here in Sussex at Littlehampton, the winners receiving either a gold, silver, or bronze frying pan !
Quick pancake batter in just one step
You need: 1 egg – 250ml water – 250ml whole milk – 2tbsp sunflower oil – 2g salt – 250g plain flour.
|Healthy pancake mix|
1. In a blender put in all the ingredients, blend for 2 minutes and rest aside in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Apple pancake with raisins
You need : 3 green apples (peeled and cut in thin slices) – 50g caster sugar – 70g butter (softened) – 75ml rum
|London Pancake race. Photo by Martin Deutsch|
1. In a hot pan at medium heat melt 35g of the butter and add ¼ of the sliced apples. Cook for 1 minute, then turn over the slices, cook the apples for another minute.
2. Then place the apples so that they don’t pile up on each other and pour over the pancake batter until the apples are totally covered by.
3. After the first side is ready (aprox 90 sec) turn over the pancake and cook for another minute, and set aside until you cook the rest of pancakes repeating the procedure
4. Now in the same cleaned pan, melt 50g of sugar until start to caramelized and put over one of the pancakes. After a minute, remove the pancake and set in a serving plate and pour over a bit of hot rum. Repeat with the second pancake
You need: 2 garlic cloves (crushed) – 500g minced beef – 1tbsp soya sauce – 1 ½ tbsp. Worcestershire sauce – 1 ½ sweet paprika – 170ml sour cream -1tsp plain flour – ½ beef stock cube in 100ml hot water -1/2 tsp caster sugar – 1 clove - 1 green pepper for garnish (chopped in matchsticks)
|Hungarian pancakes with paprika sauce (Hortobágyi)|
1. Heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a medium frying pan and fry the crushed garlic for 1 minute in a medium heat. Add the beef and both of the sauces; cook until the meat is all well brown.
2. Drain the juices in a bowl and set aside the beef. When cool down add 2 tbsp of sour cream.
3. In a second pan in a low heat add the meat juices and add the paprika. Stir in the remaining sour cream. With the plain flour. Stir very well.
4. Then add the beef stock, caster sugar and clove, let simmer in a low for 10 minutes. And season.
5. Meanwhile place the meat in the centre of the pancakes, and fold up the sides of the pancakes and make a roll. Heat them in a pan.
6. When the pancakes are hot, serve in a plate and pour over the pink sauce (clove removed) with the green pepper matchstick like a really refreshing side dish.
Chocolate hazelnut spread
You need: 50g hazelnuts – 2tbsp caster sugar – 200ml single cream – 2oog dark chocolate (finely chopped)
1. In a food processor blend the chocolate and hazelnuts with 1 tbsp of caster sugar.
2. In a sauce pan at medium heat pour in the cream with the remaining sugar and bring just to boil. Reduce the heat and add the chocolate and hazelnut mix. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.
3. Spread over the pancakes
3. Spread over the pancakes