Yum: how to cook delicious pancakes by the recipe of Queen Elizabeth
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Many people love the crunchy and crispy fritters. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to cook them. Actually it’s quite simple.
I present to you the recipe for pancakes, otherwise known as “Scotch pancakes”, which Queen Elizabeth made for President Dwight Eisenhower on the occasion of his visit to Balmoral castle in 1959. According to the National archive, they were cooked to a family recipe. Later, she sent the President a letter and enclosed the recipe, which gave the recommendation to use molasses instead of sugar.
To make the pancakes you will need:
- 400 g flour
- 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar
- 200 ml of milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of ukususa
- 2 teaspoons melted butter
Method of preparation:
European oil had a higher fat content than regular butter, so if you have a rustic oil, your pancakes will be more like the ones that made the Queen . In most recipes for pancakes add a little salt. It is not known whether the Queen used salted butter or normal butter in the recipe is no guidance.
In the original recipe referred to this ingredient as “cream of tartar”. In fact, it is the salt of tartaric acid, or so-called “cream of Tartar”. It was used for making wine to start the fermentation process. In this recipe we have replaced these ingredients with baking soda and vinegar to make the pancakes turned out fluffy. You can also add a little corn starch.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, half teaspoon vinegar and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and sugar. Add half the milk. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in milk-egg mixture. Whisk until smooth, adding milk until you get the desired consistency – runny enough, but that did not spread on the pan.
Heat a pan and cook over a medium heat. Fry in small amount of oil, greasing the pan with a napkin. Lay out the dough using a large spoon. When on the surface oldlaw will begin to appear bubbles (typically 2-3 minutes), flip with a metal spatula. Fry on the other side for a minute. Pancakes to get a little crispy. Remove to a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm at the same time as you cook the rest of pancakes. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with butter, jam or honey.