Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Pancake prowess I
Recently I received a pancake maker from a kind PR who must have known my pancake-making skills are somewhat lacking. With much excitement and dancing around from Anya, I gave it a go. First of all, it gets really hot so beware if you use one that you don't burn your fingers (I did). Second, it's not as easy as it looks. I've watched crepe makers in France creating delicious concoctions in seconds, they make it look so simple. But it's not. Instead of swirling elegantly around the hotplate the mixture clung to one place, stuck there stubbornly. Eventually it came away - in bits - and it in no way resembled a perfect circle (which is what I'd been aiming for). Alas, I need much more practice. Not that it mattered to Anya who happily ate up all the misshapen results and even asked for more.