Over at Hygge HQ the day we’ve all been looking forward to is finally here - pancake day. Traditionally a day for Christians to take stock and use up all their rich foods like eggs, milk and sugar prior to their 40 days of fasting for lent, it is now more commonly a day where our nation stocks up on eggs, milk and sugar in order to ensure mass batches of pancake mix for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You can’t really get any more hygge than the simplicity and shared enjoyment of this occasion. The recipe is simple, I always mix eggs, flour and milk in equal quantities (2 cups of each makes plenty for a family of 4). Whisk away. Don’t worry about mess, it’s dead easy to tidy up and everybody can help. Butter is the only option for frying, in my opinion but you go ahead and use whatever tickles your fancy.
If you are the kind of person who always has a pancake disaster, fear not. The king of hygge himself, Mr Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has a fantastic recipe that achieved a big thumbs up from a classroom full of 10 year olds. Want to see? It's easy as pie and there’s even a bonus recipe for drop scones, otherwise known as Scotch Pancakes.
All that's left to decide is which topping to have. I'm a firm fan of plain sugar but there's no harm in putting out a big choice so that everybody can find their own favourite and maybe experiment with new combinations - bacon and maple syrup anybody? Rhubarb compote? Just make sure that whoever has the first one gets a bonus pancake - we all know that the first pancake is usually a train wreck but with the bribe of a bonus somebody is usually willing to take one for the team. So without further ado, lets get mixing.
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