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About as flat as it can get...
..here is my favorite pancake recipe.
French Pancakes are very different from American pancakes. They are a lot thinner, and their taste is also quite different. In France, there are many different recipes to make pancakes, but the authentic ones come from a region called Bretagne, or Brittany in English, and it’s located in the north-west of the country.
This is a traditional recipe from Brittany, and it is my favorite. This is the best recipe I recommend (after trying 12s over the years). Your pancakes will be very thin and light.
You need a non-stick frying pan, good milk, good free-range eggs, and good quality butter.
Makes about 20 medium size pancakes (serves 6)- Total time 30 min
1/2 lb (230g) wheat, all-purpose flour
1 tbsp (15g) buckwheat flour (optional)
2.3 oz (65g) butter
2.6 oz (75g) granulated sugar
1 pinch of salt
a little water
11 fl oz (0.33l) milk
Start by melting the butter on low heat in a small pan. Set aside.
Place the 2 flours in a large bowl, and make a fountain with a hole in the middle of the flour. Add the eggs and the sugar in there.
Start whisking while adding a little bit of water (about 4 tbsp or 60 ml). Then, add the milk, whisking. The batter should be smooth, but not liquid. If it’s too thick, add a little more water.
Now add the melted butter and the pinch of salt. Mix well.
Heat the non-stick pan on medium heat. Add a little piece of butter, just for the first pancake. This one is usually never a great success, but don’t bother. The second pancake and the following ones will be perfect!
Add a little pancake batter and spread it evenly on the pan by inclining it on all sides. You should have a very thin layer of batter in your pan.
Cook until you can easily flip it using a silicon spatula. Cook for another 30 seconds, and transfer to a plate.
Go on with the remaining batter. Adjust the heat if you see that the pancakes are getting a little burnt (this can happen after making a few of them because the pan tends to get hot).
You can eat the pancakes with honey or jam: spread a little honey on the pancake, and roll it with your fingers, or fold it and eat with a fork and a knife.
Bon appétit !
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