Fool Proof Pancake Recipe

Posted on 03/03/14

Want to revamp that old pancake recipe? Look no further as this simple twist on a timeless gem will be sure to dust off the cobwebs and make Shrove Tuesday a day to remember!




  • 2 oz (55g) plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3.5 fl oz (100ml) milk mixed with 1.5 fl oz (37 ml) water
  • 1oz (25g) butter




1.Start by sifting the salt and flour into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre of the dry mixture and add the eggs. Start whisking the ingredients from the centre, drawing in the flour and salt slowly to avoid coating the kitchen cupboards in the batter!

2.Whilst constantly whisking the ingredients, add the milk and water mixture slowly and give one final whisk incorporating the stubborn flour from the side of the bowl to the batter.

3. Add a small amount of butter to a hot pan. Pour enough of the batter into the pan to ensure that the base is covered. After around 30 seconds (or when small bubbles begin to appear) carefully lift the pancake with a palette knife to see if it is golden brown underneath. Carefully flip the pancake over using the palette knife, or if you are feeling brave attempt a world record worthy toss!


4. Continue to cook the reverse side of the pancake until it is also golden brown. Slide onto a plate and repeat the process until the mixture has all gone.


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