Jan 30, 2024
The Stamford Notebook Company is here to add a touch of creativity to your Pancake Day festivities. Ditch the store-bought mix and grab your trusty Stamford Notebook and pen – it's time to write, design, and devour your own pancake masterpiece!
Here’s a soft and buttery crepe recipe to add to your Recipe Journal:
125g plain flour
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp caster sugar (optional)
2 large eggs, beaten
25g melted butter, plus extra for cooking
3 tbsp cold water
Put the plain flour, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and add the eggs. Slowly whisk in the melted butter, milk and water. Whisk into a smooth batter.
Heat a frying pan over a medium heat, add a teaspoon of melted butter to the pan then add a small ladleful of pancake batter into the pan, swirling the pan so it coats the base evenly in a thin layer. Cook for 2 minutes or until the underside is golden, then flip and cook on the other side for a minute until golden.
Make Pancake Day extra special:
1. Craft your culinary creation: Let your imagination run wild! Flip through our Pinterest board for inspiration, from classic lemon and sugar to adventurous blueberry ricotta and lavender honey. Or, channel your inner chef and invent your own signature stack. Jot down your recipe in your Recipe Journal, complete with measurements, secret ingredients, and your personal flourishes.
2. Sketch the sizzle: Don't just write it, draw it! Sketch out your desired plating on a fresh page of your Stamford Notebook sketch book. Will your pancakes be arranged like a blooming flower? Or perhaps a playful animal face? Get creative and let your inner artist shine.
3. Bring your vision to life: Now, for the fun part! Whisk up your batter, heat up your pan, and let the flipping commence. Remember, the first one might not be a masterpiece, but that's all part of the Pancake Day charm. Once your golden beauties are cooked, it's time to plate! Use your napkin as a canvas, drizzle sauces like edible paints, and arrange your toppings with artistic flair.
4. Capture the deliciousness: Don't let your culinary artwork go unseen! Snap mouthwatering photos or videos of your pancake creation and share them with the world. Tag us on Instagram and Facebook (@StamfordNotebooks) and use the hashtag #StamfordPancakeDayUK. We'd love to see your pancake masterpieces!