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For Pancake Day (or any day you fancy pancakes)...

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Who knew that a simple combination of flour, eggs and milk could give so much joy!

Here is the recipe I have always used for TRADITIONAL PANCAKES

It’s old fashioned, but it works!

You will need

100g plain flour (sifted)

Pinch of salt

1 egg

300ml milk


Make the batter

  • Combine the flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the egg.
  • Gradually add half the milk to the egg stirring with a wooden spoon to bring the ingredients together.
  • Beat with an electric whisk until smooth, the gradually add the remaining milk and beat again.
  • Leave to stand for 30 minutes.


Cook your pancakes

  • After standing, whisk up the batter again and add to a jug.
  • Heat a small frying and brush with oil or add a knob of butter.
  • Once hot, take the pan off the heat and add enough mixture to coat the base of the pan.
  • Tilt the pan to make sure you have even coverage of the pan (add a little more batter if you need to fill any holes).
  • Put the pan back on the heat and cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake.  You can also lift the edge of the pancake to see if it’s turning a nice golden brown.
  • Flip your pancake.  You can use a palette knife, fish slice or toss into the air if you dare!
  • Once the pancake is golden on the other side, slide onto a plate and fill with your favourite filling.
  • Regrease the pan and repeat the steps above to make more pancakes.


Note:  I always find that the first one is less than perfect…but is still delicious.


Favourite fillings

My go to filling is a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of sugar; but you can fill your pancake with whatever you like:  jam, chocolate spread, golden syrup, bananas, strawberries…the combinations are endless.

You can also find my Banana Pancake recipe over on my Instagram page...



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