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A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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Like all batters, this mixture should rest for about half an hour before using. The water makes a lighter, lacier batter, but it is less rich.


  • 2 whole eggs, plus 2 extra yolks
  • 300 ml (10 fl oz) milk


Combine the eggs, extra yolks, milk and 100ml ( fl oz) water in a bowl. Sift the flour and salt into another bowl, then beat in the egg and milk mixture and continue beating until a smooth batter is formed. Add the sugar and lemon zest, then slowly stir in the melted butter. Allow to rest for 30 minu