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How to make delicious Dutch Pancakes

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Dutch Pancakes are a delicious treat of a meal that all ages can enjoy. The versatility of fillings that go so well with the mixture mean that there is a flavour to suit all palettes, sweet or savoury. Traditionally they are large in size and have all the fillings cooked into the batter, unlike their American cousins and one or two are enough to fill you up. They are made from a combination of flours, eggs and milk. To make the perfect Dutch pancake, follow the tips below.
What you'll need: 
Ingredients: (To make 8 Pancakes) 2 Cups Plain flour
1/3 Cup Buckwheat Flour,
¼ Cup Corn Flour
¼ Cup Oatbran
2 Large Eggs
3/4 Pint Milk
Fillings
Heavy- base Frying Pan
Electric Whisk
1: 
Put the flours into a mixing bowl and make a well. Crack the eggs into the well and add half the milk. Use an electric whisk and add the remaining milk as you mix. The consistency of the batter should be that of melted chocolate and appear lightly bubbly. Allow to rest for a few minutes whilst fillings are prepared.
2: 
There are so many fillings to try; popular choices include bacon, cheese, mushroom, onion, apple, banana, cherries, peaches to name a few. Experiment, but whichever you choose, slice thinly- no thicker than 5mm to prevent the pancake breaking.
3: 
Ensure you have a good heavy frying pan about 10inches diameter and heat sunflower oil- this is one of the most important parts- hot oil to get a crispy batter! Cook the filling in the pan first then ladel in the pancake mixture (1 ½ ladels full) and swirl the pan to spread.
4: 
Allow the pancake to cook long enough until golden brown underneath- try not to fiddle too much. To flip, either use a spatula or for the brave- toss it. The best bet is to get the pancake as close to the edge of the pan as possible without it falling out and then flip it.
5: 
Once again allow the pancake to cook properly, if necessary add a touch more oil around the edge to prevent sticking.
6: 
Plate up and serve with Stroop (sweet or savoury) straight away.
7: 
Enjoy!
Tips: 
Make sure the oil in the pan is hot enough- test by adding a drop of pancake mix and see if it instantly bubbles
Do not fiddle with the pancake whilst it is cooking as it is more likely to break
Search for 'Stroop' on the internet- it is a special Dutch syrup which goes fantastically with sweet or savoury fillings

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