Pancakes, with lemon and sugar, the classic, less than 3p each
Try them, and see what you think.
This amount of flour made 5 in my 20cm frying pan
Pancakes, lemon and sugar
100g value flour, 45p/1.5kg, 3p
Oil to cook, 1 tbslp, 2p
2 tbslp lemon juice, 50p/250ml Sainsbury, 6p
2 tblsp sugar, 88p/1kg, 20g, 3p
Whisk the flour and water together to make a smooth paste. Heat a frying pan and add a little oil, half a tsp. When the pan is hot, but not smoking, add a fifth of the batter. Cook until set and the underside has golden spots on it, flip over and do the other side. Put on a plate, and repeat with the other 4 pancakes, adding a tiny bit of oil when needed.
Sprinkle with sugar and about half a tsp of lemon juice for the classic pudding.
Other delectable fillings include Nutella (or here, of course, we would use the value jar) and banana
Dulce de leche and banana, maybe with a scoop of ice cream
Peanut butter and jam or banana, again, maybe with ice cream
A dollop of jam and a dollop of cream or ice cream
Any fruit compote with cream or ice cream, so maybe slices of apple fried in butter, with a sprinkle of cinnamon, or grapes gently cooked in butter, or early rhubarb, maybe with a spritz of orange zest
Then there are all the savoury options, have a look here at the post for Spinach Stuffed Pancakes, or Pancakes Stuffed with Carrots, Onions,Peas and Soft Cheese, both of which have lots of other suggestions. Or there is a whole post of 101 ways to fill a pancake
These feature in Meal Plan 2, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks , all recipes and a shopping list
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one