Perfect Pancakes

Pancake Recipe

Makes about 6 large pancakes


  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 large free range egg
  • ½ pint semi-skimmed milk + water (about 300ml - ¾ milk ¼ water)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Oil for frying

How to make pancakes:
Sieve the flour into a Mixing Bowl, add the salt.  Make a well in the flour and add the egg and mix in.  Pour in the milk and water and whisk until smooth.  Alternatively you can put all the ingredients in a food processor and zap until smooth. Leave the mixture in the fridge for 30 mins before using, if possible. This allows the batter to settle and produces a better pancake.

Put a large frying pan over a medium heat.

Add a dash of light oil and heat until smoking.

Pour the excess oil into a small bowl and use it for the next one.

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). 

Tip: Often the first pancake is a bit of a disaster - give to the hungriest/greediest in the room and tell them it all goes down the same way. The next one is almost always a success.

Serve immediately with sugar and lemon (and cream if you like it).

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