In the UK, Shrove Tuesday is colloquially named ‘Pancake Day’ and it’s traditional to eat many, many pancakes. Here’s an alternative to sugar and lemon: Cranberry and apple pancakes with fruity crème fraîche.
- 2 medium free range eggs
- 150ml (5 fl oz) water
- 50ml (1.5-2 fl oz) cranberry and apple cordial
- 1 pack of pancake batter
- 1-2 tbsp butter or margarine
- 200ml (7 fl oz) crème fraîche
- 2 tsp cranberry and apple cordial
- Whisk the eggs until smooth, then add the water and cordial and whisk until fully combined
- Put the batter mix in a second bowl and add the liquid to it slowly, whisking all the time to avoid lumps
- Let the batter rest for a few minutes, then heat a little butter in a large pan, and when sizzling hot, pour in a little of the batter and swirl so that it covers the whole base
- Fry for about 60 seconds, then loosen round the edges and flip
- Fry for a further seconds, then turn out onto a plate
- Repeat until you run out of batter (you should get 4-6 pancakes depending on the thickness you aim for)
- Fold the pancakes into sixths to serve
- For the sauce, beat the crème fraîche and cordial together and poor generously over the pancake
- Serve with extra fruit if desired - they taste great with sliced banana.
Serve with extra fruit if desired – they taste great with sliced banana.