Pancake Recipe for Pancake Day

As everyone probably knows, yesterday was Shrove Tuesday, which means Pancake Day!
Every food supermarket had displays of lemons, milk, flour and sugar!

To make about 6 - 8 you will need:
a light weight frying pan - about 8 or 10 inches in size
110g plain flour
a pinch of salt
2 eggs
200ml milk mixed with 75ml water
a good knob of melted butter to be used for greasing the pan

To serve:
sugar and lemon juice

How to do it:
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Then whisk in the eggs with a balloon whisk.

Bring in the flour from around the edge of the bowl so it all gets well mixed together. Now you can gradually add small quantities of the milk and water mixture, whisking all the time until all the milk and water has been added and it is quite smooth - no lumps please!
You will now have a quite thinnish batter.

When that's done, I always transfer the mixture into a jug so it's easier to pour.
Using a piece of kitchen paper dip it into your melted butter and use this to grease the frying pan. 

Get the pan really hot and then turn the heat to medium. Pour a little of the pancake batter into the hot pan - enough to almost cover the bottom completely. Don't make the pancakes too thick. 

My nan bless her, used to make pancakes that were about half an inch thick - At least it saved all the messing about as no one could eat more than one!

Anyway, as the batter goes into the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter.

The pancake will only take a minute - if that to cook. Now flip the pancake over with a pan slice and the other side will need a few seconds to cook.

Once cooked the pancake will have nice golden spots on. Now slide the pancake onto a serving plate.
I can't be doing with any fancy fillings, just a little sugar sprinkled over and a good squeeze of lemon juice.

Personally I don't think they can be kept warm and stay nice, so eat that one and get on with making the next one!


  1. I missed Shrove Tuesday. If I had have spoken with mom she would have reminded me because it was always traditional.

  2. GReat looking pancakes Jan! We had ours on Sunday. I love pancake day!

  3. These look really delicious, unfortunately no pancakes for me yesterday! Maybe this weekend.

  4. We do not celebrate this day in Belgium! But your pancake looks yummie:)!!!

  5. We had pancakes yesterday, sugar and lemon for me! My kids like banana and caramel sauce! Louise

  6. Oh NOW you give us the recipe ! I had toast yesterday thanks to you.

    Seriously though, I'll keep this post for next year. Yum.

  7. Yum Jan! This is the only way I like pancakes, nice and thin! YUM.

  8. Great looking pancakes! It's a breath of fresh air to see a lighter and crepe like pancakes vs. the thick ones we have in the US.

  9. They look much neater than mine! I've made a resolution to eat pancakes on more than just Shrove Tuesday...

  10. Yum.
    I totally agree on keeping pancakes warm. They need to be eaten right off the griddle!

  11. i almost always have pancakes on weekends. i love your pancakes..they look almost like to drizzle warmed Nutella over it! Yum'oh!

  12. I never had pancake day, but having this on the week end will great.
    btw, I love thin pancake like this.

  13. mmm these look great.I'm craving pancakes now.

  14. My pancakes never look so delicate, Jan. Thanks for sharing...

    I hope you don't mind if I add this link to the post I did for Pancake Day. You know what they say, there's always room for one more pancake link:)

  15. These look lovely. They look thinner than the type of pancakes I'm used to, but certainly delicious!

  16. I missed pancake day! You pancake looks good!

  17. I made pancakes too, they are just so scrummy. I don't think I'll wait a year before having them again.

  18. Hi Jan, It's that time of year again:) Just checking links from last year's pancake day. Honestly Jan, whenever I try to make them thinner they fall apart. How do you do it??? While I'm here, I think I'll take a pop over and see what you're up to today. Be right there...


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