Now, I know that the normal routine would be for me to put up a ‘style’ blog post today, but since tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday… I wanted to make pancakes! I found this recipe for the strawberries, and thought that it sounded amazing, so I made it and they were! I hope that you have a great Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day and that this recipe brings you as much happiness as it did to me.
400g Strawberries, halved or quartered if large
2 tbsp Caster Sugar
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
Gluten Free Crepes:
110g Gluten Free Plain Flour
Pinch of Salt
2 Medium Eggs, beaten
Large Mixing Bowl x 2
34 cm Oven Tray
Whisk/Electric Hand Mixer
Large Frying Pan
Measure out and prepare all your ingredients and preheat your oven to 190℃/170℃ fan/Gas Mark 5. Also, line your oven tray with the baking paper.
Grab your first large mixing bowl and place in your strawberries, caster sugar and vanilla extract.
Using your spatula, carefully mix all together until well combined.
Place the strawberries on to your oven tray and place into your preheated oven for twenty minutes until tender (you place in a fork and they are soft, but there is a little bit of fight against the push of the fork) and juices are beginning to run.
Once your strawberries have finished roasting, take them out of the oven but LEAVE THE OVEN ON!
Grab your flour, add in your salt, and mix together.
Grab your mixing bowl and sieve, held high above the bowl, sift in your flour mixture.
Once all your flour is in the bowl, make a well in the centre, I did this by placing a tablespoon in the middle of the flour and slowly pushing the mixture to the edges of the bowl, in a circular motion.
Add your eggs and, using a whisk or an electric hand mixer, whisk together, slowly spreading your whisk/hand mixer to the edge of your bowl. Stop when you have nearly finished mixing, scrape the edges of your bowl with a spatula and finish mixing.
Add your milk and water together and mix until fully combined. Add this a little at a time, I did about ten millilitres at a time, whisking all the time. Once all your milk mixture is in your main mixture, stop and scrape the edges again with a spatula and mix.
Turn off your oven and place your prepared strawberries back in the oven so that they have a chance to heat up.
Place your frying pan on a high heat, melt your butter and pour into a bowl.
Add two tablespoons of the melted butter into your mixture and mix until fully combined.
The mixture may seem watery, but do not worry it is fine and will work.
Once the pan has got really hot, lower the heat to medium heat.
Using a pastry brush add some melted butter to your pan, I did this by brushing the edges with the pastry brush and working my way to the middle of the pan, covering the whole pan.
Give your crepe mixture a quick whisk.
Use the first crepe as a test, fill your ladle half full and add to your pan, tipping the pan gently in a circular motion until the whole of the bottom of your pan is covered with the mixture.
On my first pancake, I didn’t add anywhere near enough mixture and actually had to fill my ladle to three quartres full, so use this first one as a test to see how much mixture you need.
The mixture will not take long to cook and, using a palette knife, lift it slightly to see if it is tinged yellow underneath, then flip it over.
The second side will only need a few seconds, but to be sure, use your palette knife to check to see if this side is tinged yellow as well.
Place on a plate and place this in the oven, this will keep the crepes hot while you cook the rest of your mixture.
Repeat this process until you have used all your mixture.
Put the crepes on individual plates and pour on some of the roasted strawberries, add caster sugar if you wish and enjoy!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Let me know what you thought of this post in the comments below, also tag me on Instagram, @vickiiesadventure, link here, and the hashtag: #bakingwithvickiie so you can show me your lovely creations! Please share this post with your friends and family if you think that they will enjoy it! Also, be sure to see my shop, link here, where you can get most if not all you need to make this creation!
Remember be brave, be happy, be kind, be you!
See you next time…