Today is National Pancake Day! It is England's version of Fat Tuesday. I made these pancakes dairy free, but my pancakes are typically dairy free anyways. I usually use soda water instead of milk, but you will need to reduce the amount of liquid a little because milk tends to be thicker than soda water. So the recipe I used was Martha Stewart's Basic Pancakes, but I only used 3/4 cup of soda water instead of 1 cup of milk.
Here are my basic ingredients. Sometimes I like to add some vanilla and cinnamon, which tastes great if you add some blueberries. Another favorite pancake flavor of mine is adding some chopped up apples.
After mixing the batter, I let it rest for a few minutes.
While cooking, you need to wait until the pancakes start
bubbling and the bubbles start popping before you flip them.
The British like their pancakes thin like crepes. They tend to fold it in half or quarters and fill it with whatever they have lying around. The pancake above is filled with Cool Whip, raspberries, and drizzled with caramel sauce. Fruit is a common filler, especially bananas and toffee sauce (banoffee), but lemon juice and sugar is also popular.