I made them for the first time last year and Max made them this year.. there's definitely technique involved. I alternated between maple syrup and lemon and sugar with mine, sooo good.
Just because you're no longer in England doesn't mean you can't still give it ago. :)
i love your icon, what is that from?
and why is this pancake day in the UK, nomi? do tell! my british co-worker was going off on this today but i didn't get a chance to ask her why... did the brits have enough pancake days that the americans inherited it as "fat" tuesday? ;)
Looks more like Swede-lish pancakes than Amurrican ones... Not that I don't get both, given my in-house Swede (akirlu)... :)
I'd recommend blueberry or lingonberry preserves on 'em, or mebbe raspberry, rather than syrup. But that's just me.
They're actually crepes and the thinner they are the better. We used Max's French mum's recipe, adding a little rum to the batter. They should be served with just lemon juice and sugar, but I had a couple with pure maple syrup and the rest the traditional way. :)
I've always found the flavor of jam with pancakes overpowering. Though when I do have some it's always either a drop of blackberry or loganberry.. yum. I've never had lingonberry, what's it like?