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How To Make Pancakes | Pancake Recipe


 
 

How To Make Pancakes | Pancake recipe

How to make pancakes ©iStockphoto
How to make pancakes ©iStockphoto
We Brits know how to make pancakes, after thousands of years practice we've got the pancake recipe down.

So if you want to know how to make pancakes for pancake day or any other time of year (because let's face it pancakes taste good pretty much any month of the year) try our easy peasy British pancake recipe now!

All you'll need is a large bowl (or you can use a food processor if you have one), a large frying pan, a wooden spoon, a ladle and a spatula or "fish slice". 

And of course your best flipping technique! 

Pancake recipe | British pancake recipe

Makes about 6 large pancakes

Ingredients:
  • 4tbsp plain flour (about 100g)
  • 1 large free range egg
  • ½ pint semi-skimmed milk + water (about 300ml - ¾ milk ¼ water)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter for frying
How to make pancakes:
  1. Sieve the flour and salt into a large bowl and make a well in the mixture.
  2. Break in the egg and stir to make a breadcrumby mix.
  3. In a jug add 1/3 of a pint of milk and top up with water to make 1/2 a pint (200ml milk, 100ml water) - this makes a lovely light batter. Add the milk and the water mix bit by bit, beating constantly to avoid lumps.

  4. *if you have a food processor just throw all the ingredients in and zap until smooth!

  5. Pop a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add a large knob of butter (roughly 50g) and melt.
  6. Pour the excess butter into a small bowl and reserve it for later.
  7. Using a ladle pour a spoonful of the pancake batter into the hot pan and swirl to get a full covering - cook for about 1 min each side (it's ready when it's easy to flip over).
  8. Serve immediately with sugar and lemon or other exciting toppings.
Delicious!!
 

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