Perfect pancakes for Pancake Day

Pancake day

Tomorrow is pancake day – or Shrove Tuesday – and across the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada, millions of us will be tucking into our favourite sweet or savoury treat. So how do you make a great pancake pancake? Here’s an easy recipe that anyone can follow to make perfect pancakes every time:

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of self raising flour
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 1 cup of semi skimmed milk
  • Oil or fat for frying (sunflower oil/vegetable oil/unsalted butter)
  • A pinch of salt

NB: You can also use plain flour – the self raising flour just makes the pancakes fluffier. For extra fluffy pancakes use self raising flour with a teaspoon of baking powder.

Making the batter:

Pancake batter

Put the flour, salt and eggs in a bowl and beat to the consistency of thick single cream.

Cooking the pancake:

Frying pancakes

  • Heat the pan on a moderate heat then wipe it with oiled kitchen paper.
  • Ladle in some batter then tip the pan to make sure it  is evenly spread across the bottom.
  • After 30 seconds if the pan is at the right temperature, the bottom of the pancake should be golden and ready to turn.
  • To flip the pancake, gently ease a fish slice underneath, quickly lift the pancake and flip it over.
  • Cook for another 30 seconds until the other side is golden then turn onto a warm plate.

Vegan? Click here for a great alternative pancake recipe that uses no dairy!

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