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The 24th was Pancake Day here in the UK. You traditionally make pancakes to use up all your indulgent bits before Lent. I’m not at all religious, and I don’t give anything up for Lent, but I always make pancakes.

English pancakes are like crepes but a bit thicker. You need 1 egg, 1/2 a pint of milk (ie 250ml or 10 fl oz) and 100g of flour, however much water you want and a pinch of salt. You just whisk the ingredients together, leave it for half an hour or so, then pour a small amount into an oiled frying pan and fry one side. When it comes to turning them over, you loosen the edges and then throw it in the air and catch it again once it’s turned over, and continue to fry it.

Usually you serve the pancakes with lemon juice and sugar, but I had mine with melted cheese and mushrooms as a dinner (the pancakes aren’t sweet, so you can eat them with whatever)