Shrove Tuesday means that Spring is a whisper away; there are snowdrops in the lane, tulips for sale in the shops and surprisingly the odd clump of primroses peeping through in the garden.
A sunny day like today has already lifted my spirits and this buttermilk pancake recipe by Liberty London Girl, Sasha Wilkins, from her book, Friends, Food Family raised them still further. I managed to make eighteen from the recipe, and we ate them, as in the book, with Greek yoghurt, maple syrup and fresh berries for a taste of the summer to come.
I used full fat milk and lemon juice to make them instead of buttermilk and they worked beautifully. They are ready to flip when the edges turn a pale yellow and bubbles appear in the mixture
Then a minute later, they are ready to stack up with whatever you fancy.
And it’s still warm and cosy inside the cottage,
before a walk to admire the sunset from the Quay.