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Pancake recipe


Shrove Tuesday, better known as Pancake day, falls on 9 February this year, for those who give a toss - see what we did there? To make life a bit easier, we've got a flipping good pancake recipe to get you going... 

Pancake recipe (to make 12 pancakes)


230g plain flour
600ml milk
2 medium eggs
50g butter
Pinch of salt 
Lemons and sugar for serving


  • Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl, make a well in the middle and add the eggs.
  • Beat the eggs and flour together well until the mixture is smooth. Whisking all the time, gradually add the milk. Allow the batter to sit for as long as you can bear - at least 30 minutes is best.
  • Melt the butter in a pan, then add two tablespoons of the butter to the batter and mix it together. Use the rest of the butter for cooking the pancakes.
  • Wait until the pan is really hot before you start cooking. The pancakes should preferably be very thin, so don't add too much mixture.

For those who are feeling particularly daring, here is a pancake recipe for sultana and lemon pancakes.

Choose your pancake topping


"Very traditional lemon and sugar for me please, but demerara sugar so that it's nice and crunchy" yogagran

"My lovely house guest has just made two containers full of pancakes topped with sugar and cinnamon and fresh lemon juice" grannyactivist

"Dare I suggest melted chocolate for the pancake topping?" chocolatepudding

"Blueberries and crème fraîche, anyone?" absentgrana

"My nearly son-in-law likes Nutella with JAM!" kittylester

"Tonight our family are joining us so it's a choice of bacon with brie or Stilton for savoury. Bananas and ice-cream with Nutella chocolate spread, or fudge sauce with toasted nuts, or homemade lemon curd with crushed meringue for those with a sweet tooth" Sook

For more sweet and savoury fillings, why not check out our suggestions for some inspiration.

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