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Our Favourite Simple Pancake Recipe

Our Favourite Simple Pancake Recipe

We love pancakes here at and we make them by the bucket-load every Shrove Tuesday! They are easy and inexpensive to make - just eggs, milk and flour - but in case you’ve not made them before, try our failsafe recipe below to make sure that your pancakes, whether sweet or savoury, leave everyone wanting more … and more … and more!

Ingredients (makes 8 pancakes):

• 100g plain flour
• 2 eggs
• 300ml semi-skimmed milk
• 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus extra for frying
• A pinch of salt


1. Put the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre. Crack the eggs into the centre, then pour in about 50 ml milk and 1 tbsp oil. Whisk together until all the flour is incorporated and beat until it is a smooth, thick paste.

2. Gradually whisk in the remaining milk until the batter is the consistency of slightly thick, single cream. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.

3. Heat the pan over a moderate heat, then wipe it with oiled kitchen paper. Ladle some of the batter into the pan, tilting the pan to spread the mixture around to get a thin, even layer. Return the pan to the heat and allow to cook for about 30 seconds until the pancake has turned golden. It is now ready to turn.

4. You can either flip the pancake with a fish slice – hold the pan handle with one hand, ease the fish slice under the pancake and then quickly lift and flip it over – or you can toss it! Gently shake the pan at a downwards angle to move the pancake to the edge of the pan, then with a quick upwards jerk, bring the pan level so that the pancake flips over. Make sure the pancake is lying flat against the base of the pan and then cook for another 30 seconds, before turning it out onto a warm plate. 

5. Continue until the batter has all been used up. You can either serve the pancakes as you cook or keep them stacked on a plate until you are ready to eat with the rest of the family!

6. Now it’s time for the toppings – check out our favourites here!

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