This shelf in Marks & Spencer worries me greatly. I'm all for a bit of convenience food every now and then but other than the lemons, you tell me what on this shelf of "Pancake Day Essentials" is actually essential? Who needs pre-made batter? Who needs pre-made pancakes?! For flips sake, who doesn't know how to make pancakes in the first place?!
It's not hard. Four ingredients: milk, eggs, flour and a pinch of salt.
Get a ladle and some sort of flipping implement (no tossing for me):
Put in a pan and cook:
Whack on some sugar and lemon juice:
Admire, then scoff:
You may wish to try some more interesting fillings than sugar and lemon but what can I say. I like mine classic! Although I did try a plain one with some chopped up marshmallows in and it was gooeytastic and rather good. Baking Mad has got tons of delicious looking Pancake Day recipes if you're more adventurous than I am and want to try something a little different.
They've also very kindly offered up a copy of The Big Book of Bread as a giveaway prize and it looks amazing! Chockfull of recipes for all sorts of delicious breads, cakes and muffins.
If you'd like to be in with a chance to win it, just let me know your favourite pancake filling in a comment below. I'll draw the winner at 9am on Mon 18th February.