Sweet or savoury this Pancake Day?

- 27/02/2017 @ 09:55
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Sweet or savoury this Pancake Day?
The Team at LDL has some suggestions for you:

Dan Fellows: My savoury topping is tempeh marinated in maple syrup & baked beans. Sweet is peanut butter and chocolate spread!

Matthew Lord: Lemon and sugar is the classic but banana, Nutella and cream is also very good.

John Carey: Maple syrup with Pecan nuts.

Jackie Gait: Jam or honey is a favourite in my house.

Fran Hunter: Anything that involves ice cream!!  My favourite is Cookie Dough ice cream.

Sue Bishop: I am old school – sultanas lemon and some sugar.

Kerry Milverton: Cinnamon sugar, raisins, orange with vanilla ice-cream. Topped with chopped walnuts if you’re feeling adventurous.

Ross Baxter: Avocado with a sriracha sauce and a garlic chilli salt.

·         100g Plain Flour
·         2 Eggs
·         300ml Semi-skimmed milk
·         1 tbsp of Sunflower oil or Vegetable, plus extra for frying.
·         Pinch of salt.

1.    Blending in the flour: Put the flour and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre. Crack the eggs into the middle, then pour in about 50ml milk and 1 tbsp oil. Start whisking from the centre, gradually drawing the flour into the eggs, milk and oil. Once all the flour is incorporated, beat until you have a smooth, thick paste. Add a little more milk if it is too stiff to beat.
2.    Finishing the batter: Add a good splash of milk and whisk to loosen the thick batter. While still whisking, pour in a steady stream of the remaining milk. Continue pouring and whisking until you have a batter that is the consistency of slightly thick single cream. Traditionally, people would say to now leave the batter for 30 mins, to allow the starch in the flour to swell, but there’s no need.
3.    Getting the right thickness: Heat the pan over a moderate heat, then wipe it with oiled kitchen paper. Ladle some batter into the pan, tilting the pan to move the mixture around for a thin and even layer. Quickly pour any excess batter into a jug, return the pan to the heat, then leave to cook, undisturbed, for about 30 secs. Pour the excess batter from the jug back into the mixing bowl. If the pan is the right temperature, the pancake should turn golden underneath after about 30 secs and will be ready to turn.
4.    Flipping pancakes: Hold the pan handle, ease a fish slice under the pancake, then quickly lift and flip it over. Make sure the pancake is lying flat against base of the pan with no folds, then cook for another 30 secs before turning out onto a warm plate. Continue with the rest of the batter, serving them as you cook or stack onto a plate. You can freeze the pancakes for 1 month, wrapped in cling film or make them up to a day ahead.
Recipe and image credit: www.bbcgoodfood.com
Some of our product suggestions this Pancake Day:
Stock the pantry, get organised, weigh to perfection, speed it up and look stylish!

Pantry Wooden Larder Accessories:

‘Stock the Pantry’

Our readymade wooden pantry larder accessories will allow you to customize your wooden pantry larder giving it a very bespoke feel.

The pantry and larder fittings not only look good and add a rustic country charm to a kitchen, but they also maximise the interior capacity.

You can ensure that all your baking ingredients are stocked up and ready to go with these pantry accessories this Pancake Day.

Switch Inserts for Antaro and Legrabox Drawers:

‘Get organised’

Our Switch inserts come in different varieties and materials. Choose from wooden boxes and wicker baskets to plastic spice and utensil inserts. Know where your spices, sugars and that all-important fish slice is stored!

Wesco Retro Scales:

‘Weighed to perfection!’

The Wesco Retro Kitchen Scale with Clock is a unique design that combines the features of a classic clock with a kitchen scale. Simply turn the kitchen scale around to display the nostalgic period clock that will blend with both traditional and contemporary décor. The Retro Kitchen Scale has a large stainless steel measuring bowl with a capacity of 4kg that is conveniently dishwasher safe.

Available in a range of different colours these scales are sure to look good on most kitchen worktops.

Power Sockets:

‘Speed it up!’

We stock a range of power sockets from pop-up to recessed with the options of USB ports, speakers and nightlights. If you’re thinking of speeding up your pancakes with an electric whisk, these neat and tidy power ports could be situated in your worktop just where you need them!

We hope you enjoy your pancakes...
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