We enjoy teatime best with our feet up, enjoying a treat, and watching TV. Currently we are watching To Serve Them All my Days, an adaptation of the novel by R.F. Delderfield. It is a wonderful story about David Powlett Jones, a Welsh miner's son who becomes a schoolmaster at an elite boarding school. Other than that I find it hard to describe this story because it is not a romance, but it is romantic; it is not a drama, but it is dramatic; and it is not a tragedy, but it is so very tragic at times. I look forward to watching this series every January so the cold that surrounds me mirrors the cold of the British Moors.
English Pancake Recipe
1 Cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Cup Milk
Lemon juice (Meyer lemons are preferred)
1. Sift flour and salt into a small bowl. Make a well in the center and drop in both eggs.
2. Add about 1 tbsp. milk and then mix in a little flour from the sides of the bowl with a wooden spoon. Keep adding milk and combining the flour gradually until all the flour is absorbed.
3. Beat batter with electric mixer until batter is covered in small bubbles.
4. Let stand for 1 hour in a cool place.
5. Cook on a lightly oiled griddle over medium/high heat. Pour small amount of batter in pan and tilt pan to spread batter in a thin layer. Cook quickly and flip once.
6. Garnish with lemon and sugar and roll up like a crepe.
It's a good idea to have your tea tray prepared in advance so you can still enjoy your crepes while they are warm. This is one of my mother's recipes and she used to make them quite frequently for my sister and I when we were children.