Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Eggs for soldiers

 EatingBritish came across these in the supermarket a while back - seems a rather good idea!  After all, everyone likes egg and soldiers, don't they?

 Now, no longer just egg and soldiers, but eggs for soldiers, brilliant!  I wonder who came up with that?  Actually, there's a lot more information available here:


Friday, 24 February 2012

Shrove Tuesday - Pancakes

 I mean to do this  post much nearer to the time, but as usual things conspired against me.  Anyway, pancakes were had by EatingBritish on Tuesday, as per tradition.  We went for the classic, with lemon juice and sugar, which I personally think is easily the best.  Some of my friends however, apparently opted for a more diverse range of toppings, including even savoury things like bacon and mushrooms.  I can imaging that would be very nice, but somehow wouldn't seem right to me to have on Shrove Tuesday.  Actually, it would probably be very appropriate, but somehow I've always had my Shrove Tuesday pancakes with lemon and sugar, so that's the only way that seems 'proper'.

 Pancakes, of course are super easy to make. All you need is plain flour, eggs, milk and a little water.  Put the flour, with a pinch of salt into a large bowl and make a well in the middle.  Add the eggs and mix together.  Then, slowly add the milk and beat in until you get a smooth, fairly runny batter.  I know I haven't quoted any quantities, but it depends on how many pancakes you want to make!  To be honest, quantities are not so important here, just aim for the right consistency of batter at the end.  With a bit of practice, you'll soon get it just right.  Then, just pour the mixture, in small quantities into a hot, oiled pan and allow to run to the edges:

 Allow to cook on one side for about a minute, then flip over and do the other side.  Serve and eat immediately!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Shrove Tuesday

 Just a reminder that tomorrow is pancake day!  :-)