I loved Maid Marion and her merry men and this episode is perfect for today. I'll be eating lots and lots of pancakes this evening because it's Shrove Tuesday.
I very much enjoy any festival that has a specific food connected to it!
What do you have with your pancakes? the traditional lemon and sugar? golden syrup? Nutella and bananas?
In case you want a bit of variety from very sweet pancakes, I'm sharing my spinach, pesto pancake recipe. We'll probably have these and then quite a few sweet ones too!
I'm a bit vague with my recipes, things usually turn out fine
Spinach Pesto Pancakes
(makes about 10)
125g plain flour
40g (ish) finely chopped spinach, frozen or fresh (I tend to use 4 or 5 bricks of frozen)
2 tsp pesto
Oil or butter for frying
Sieve the flour into a bowl, make a hollow in the middle. Separately whisk the eggs with a small amount of milk, add this to the flour and combine. When this is fully mixed add the rest of the milk and whisk until smooth. Add the spinach (I tend to use frozen for this as it's usually chopped finely) and a couple of spoons of pesto, Leave to rest (if you've got time) for about an hour
Heat the oil or butter in a large frying pan. Each pancake will be 2 tbsp (about half a ladle) of batter as this is quite a liquid mixture, swirl the batter around the pan to form an even layer. The pancake should be thin and slightly crispy around the edges, flip it using a spatula to loosen.