13 Feb 2015

Blood Orange Pancakes - Recipe


Pancakes aren't just for Pancake Day, although we mostly eat them on Shrove Tuesday and then always say we wish we made them throughout the year.

We always squeeze oranges over ours, which may be an East Midlands tradition, but I've given my orange an upgrade and used blood oranges because not only do they look pretty but taste amazing too.

Which do you prefer, oranges or lemons?

110g plain flour
pinch of salt
2 large eggs
200ml semi-skimmed milk mixed with 75ml water
2 tbsp butter melted
Extra melted butter for greasing the pan

1. Place the flour, salt, eggs, milk and water into a bowl.  Whisk everything together with either an electric whisk or blender until everything is lump free and smooth.
2. Melt the butter in a small pan. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the melted butter into the batter and whisk in.
3. Now get the pan really hot, turn the heat down to medium. Brush the melted butter over the base of the pan.
4. Place a ladle of batter into the centre of the pan and then swirl the pan to distribute the batter round the base.  Cook for a minute or so and then flip over and cook the other side.
5. Fold the pancake into quarters, sprinkle granulated sugar over and a generous amount of orange juice.