Shrove Tuesday may be my second favourite holiday, after Christmas of course. I love, love pancakes and the fact that they just use up store cupboard ingredients is the best part. I don't just have them on Pancake Day, in fact it's one of my Birthday traditions that someone cooks me pancakes for my breakfast, normally served with Ben and Jerry's ice cream - it is only once a year after all!
There are so many different recipes for pancakes; but this one is my Mum's and in truth probably my Grandma's and Great Nana's too. It's beyond easy. We make ours up a few hours before, last night in fact so that it can rest and was ready for breakfast pancakes - with lemon and sugar of course!
This is in old school metric, it's that old! It's also for the British style of pancakes, the American ones are yummy; but just aren't the same.
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.