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Perfect Pancakes

Happy Pancake day to all our readers and followers. We’d thought we’d share our simple pancake recipe with you. We love ours simply with a little lemon and a sprinkle of sugar… how do you eat yours?

Ingredients 
110g plain flour 
Pinch of salt 
2 eggs 
½ pint of milk (can use half water and half milk) 
Selection of your favourite toppings
 Method 
- Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl; add the egg 
- Add ¼ of the milk and stir carefully with a wooden spoon, beat the mixture until it is smooth and then let it stand for 15mins 
- Slowly add and beat together the rest of the milk and then use an egg whisk to get air into the mixture – Into a small pan add a dessert spoon of oil and heat until you can see steam rising faintly, pour the mixture on to the pan so that it covers the whole area in a thin layer 
- Cook for 2mins each side 
- And then sprinkle with your favourite toppings. 

Perfect Pancakes

It’s almost one of your favourite days of the year and, no, we don’t mean Valentine’s Day. Before we even get to that there’s Shrove Tuesday, or as we prefer to call it, Pancake Day! There are hundreds of different ways to spice up your pancakes to make them a little different to last year’s. Here’s what we’ll be making on the 12th…

Ingredients

110g plain flour
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
½ pint of milk (can use half water and half milk)
Lotus caramelised biscuit spread
Lotus caramelised biscuits
4 bananas (chopped)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp brown sugar
Caramel sauce (optional)
Method
-       Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl; add the egg
-       Add ¼ of the milk and stir carefully with a wooden spoon, beat the mixture until it is smooth and then let it stand for 15mins
-       Slowly add and beat together the rest of the milk and then use an egg whisk to get air into the mixture
-       Into a small pan add a dessert spoon of oil and heat until you can see steam rising faintly, pour the mixture on to the pan so that it covers the whole area in a thin layer
-       Cook for 2mins each side
-       To make the filling you will need the bananas, vanilla extract, water, brown sugar and 2 healthy dollops of biscuit spread
-       Heat everything in a pan apart from the bananas on a low to medium heat until the sauce starts to sizzle
-       Add the bananas and caramelise them, add filling to pancakes, sprinkle with crushed Lotus biscuits and serve with vanilla ice-cream 

By Melodie Walter

Sweet Valentine’s Treats

What is it about food in the shape of a heart that makes it just look so much more appealing? Who knows but it really does!

Whether you’re spending a romantic Valentine’s Day with your beloved or are flying solo this year, we hope you find some time to whip up some delicious V Day treats like these.

Prop styling and photography Hannah Irish 
Food styling Alexandra Burleigh