Stack 'Em High
Here’s a fun approach for Shrove Tuesday – why not cook pancakes on a barbecue? As shown here by Phil Yeoman, Head Chef, Lainston House.
This means you can keep pancakes warm so that everyone eats together - including cook. This method suits those stackable smaller, thicker, fluffier pancakes. For this Phil uses an American-style pancake mix. He suggests sifting 135g plain flour into a bowl. Make a well and add 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons caster sugar, a large (local, free range) egg, lightly beaten, 130ml milk, and 2 tablespoons melted butter (allowed to cool slightly). Beat until smooth. Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes.
Heat the griddle pan. Use more butter to cook the pancakes. Flip after a minute and keep warm until ready to serve with a topping of your choice.
Didn’t know barbecues could be this versatile? Find out more about cooking outdoors from Hampshire Fare partner SOCAL. They have lots of great ideas for cooking al fresco.
Don't forget pancakes are not only for Shrove Tuesday. They can be a family favourite year-round.