traditional welsh pancakes

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By Vicki Butts (lazyme)
from Grapeview, WA

The Welsh are famed for their love of pancakes and they are not just for Pancake Day. Welsh pancakes, known as crempog in North Wales, are always lavished in salty butter and stacked in a pile to cut like a cake.

★★★★★ 6 Reviews
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For traditional welsh pancakes

  • 10 oz
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 oz
    butter
  • 3/4 pt
    buttermilk
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 3 oz
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 Tbsp
    vinegar

How To Make traditional welsh pancakes

  • 1
    Beat everything together to a thick batter except the bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.
  • 2
    Heat a griddle or frying pan to smoking hot and then add the bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to the batter.
  • 3
    Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the surface and allow to turn golden on both sides. What size you make them is up to you.
  • 4
    Spread each with lots of salted butter and stack in a pile before cutting in thick wedges to eat.
  • 5
    Note: Vinegar helps bring lift and lightness to batter; it was used in Britain as a raising aid to Yorkshire pudding when eggs were rationed.

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