Shrove Tuesday - the feast before the famine.

We thought we'd share a recipe for the type of pancakes we all grew up on. Thin and crepe-like and a real treat for us.  The flipping of the pancake was always our favourite part of the preparation!    We didn't have access to Maple Syrup either.   Kerrygold butter, a good squeeze of lemon and sugar.   We select our maple syrup, today from the locale however old habits die hard, we still love it the Irish way   



8oz all purpose/plain flour
Pinch salt
2 eggs
2½ cups milk
2 tsp melted butter plus melted butter for cooking


Makes 12 pancakes

Sieve the flour into a large baking bowl, add the salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the eggs and beat well until smooth and lump free.

Add half the milk and the 2 tsp of butter, beat well. Add the remaining milk and stir.

Leave the batter to rest for 15 minutes.

Lightly grease a pancake pan or frying pan with a little melted butter, heat until very hot and add a ladle of batter to evenly and thinly coat the base of the pan. Cook until set and lightly golden. Flip over (if you are really brave try tossing the pancake in the air, great fun) and cook on the other side for approx 30 seconds.

Remove the pancake from the pan, place on a sheet of kitchen paper and keep warm. Continue as above until all the batter is used up.