When New Year’s Eve is over, we just want to relax and eat a casual breakfast or maybe even a brunch. A brunch is good solution when you get up late and combine breakfast with lunch. Some may want pandcakes and others are fine with eating leftovers from the day before. A pancake with smoked salmon and lemon butter is a festive start for the new year.
Pancakes with smoked salmon and lemon butter Serves 4-6
8 oz. flour, 1 tsp. sugar, 1½ salt, 3 eggs, 2 cups of milk, ,zest of a 1 lemon, 3 tsp. water, butter for frying,
lemon butter, juice of two lemons, 4 oz. butter, salt and freshly ground black pepper
4-6 lettuce leaves, 16 slices of smoked salmon, ½ of a cucumber, slices, in ribbons with a vegetable peeler
To make the pancakes, place flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Pisk egs, milk, lemon zest, and water in another bowl. Mix the ingredients of the two bowls together. Melt a small amount of butter and pour a some of the batter (depending on how large or hunery you are) onto a well greased frying and tilt so that batter quickly covers the bottome of the pan evenly. Cook until golden brown on one side, then toss like a flapjack or use a spatula to turn and cook on the other side .
To make the lemon butter, heat the juice of the lemons in a small pan over medium; whisk in the butter in small pieces until melted and combined. Season with salt and black pepper.
To serve, place a pancake on each plate, and top with a lettuce leaf. 3-4 slices smoked salmon and place a cucumber ribbon on top. Spoon lemon butter around, but not on top of the pancake.
TIPS. Any pancakes left over can be eaten with maple sirup.