Pancake Day | Lemon Drizzle Crepes

Tuesday, February 16

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I love a pancake day recipes - I've not made them for ages but the past two weekends I've made them for breakfast and they've been delicious. My latest ones were inspired by a recipe I saw while flicking through a magazine. They are a slightly different take on the classic lemon and sugar crepes inspired by a lemon drizzle cake.

For the basic crepes I used my favourite recipe I originally shared in 2013 with the addition of poppy seeds.

To make roughly 5 large pancakes you will need:

125g of plain flour
1 egg
300ml of milk
2 teaspoons of poppy seeds

Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and mix in the poppy seeds. Beat in the egg and then the milk gradually and then put it in the fridge to sit for 30 minutes so it's becomes like the consistence of single cream. Using a ladle fill the bottom on a non-stick pan with a thin layer of batter cook them in a non-stick pan until they look matt on top and then flip to brown the other side.

For the topping:

Lemon Curd
Lemon Wedges
Icing Sugar (if you have any)

Spread each crepe with a thin layer of lemon curd and fold in half twice so it forms a triangle shape. Depending on the size serve 3-4 per person, cover with blueberries, dust with icing sugar if you have any and serve with a lemon wedge. The perfect sweet treat for breakfast!

Anyone who knows me the only other thing I enjoy as much as cooking is taking photos of the food I've spend the time slaving over. It's partly because of my blog/Instagram but also because I love the skill of food photography and getting things looking as delicious as possible. 

I was recently sent 'The Instagram Bag' from Paper Bag Co* which is perfect for upping my game in food photography. The tote bag arrives with a 5 in 1 pop up reflector (which I've never had the chance to use before but can't wait to play with), 8 postcard set with handy tips and 4 photographic backdrops.

Living in a house we are renovating and having kitchen worktops that are long past their best means it isn't always easy to find a nice background for photos so I'm so pleased to have these papers to play with. They are printing on beautiful quality paper and can be rolled up for easy storage. I love the light one featured in the photos above but there is also one like a rusty board that I'm sure will feature on my blog soon. 

Although I shoot most of my blog photos with my Nikon DSLR this bag is designed to be used along side your phone so it would be perfect for someone getting started with food photography. 

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