Basic pancake recipe
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Basic pancake recipe

Pancake Tuesday is traditionally the day before Ash Wednesday. However, this basic pancake recipe can be enjoyed anytime during the year.

Pancakes are one the most versatile dishes that a person can cook, so grab your ingredients and your imagination and let’s go!


  • 2 large eggs
  • 180ml milk
  • 120ml water
  • 120g plain flour
  • 45g butter, melted, plus extra for frying


1. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. Melt a knob of butter in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat.

3. Ladle a little batter into the bottom of the pan, then lift and tilt the pan around so the batter forms an even coating.

4. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then flip and cook for another 10 seconds. Transfer to a plate and keep warm in a low oven while you repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding a little extra butter to the pan when necessary.

Why not have some fun and create some lovely pancake art? Bunnies, faces and even names can be ladelled onto the pan.

Basic pancake recipe

Filling suggestions

  • Dust with caster sugar and add a squeeze of lemon juice
  • Drizzle with honey and top with pecan nuts or chopped almonds
  • Fresh blueberries and honey
  • Fresh fruit with natural yoghurt or whipped cream
  • Stewed apples, flavoured with cinnamon and add fresh cream
  • Chocolate spread or chocolate chips with a scoop of ice cream
  • Bacon and maple syrup or bacon and eggs
  • Diced chicken with salsa
  • Cottage cheese and sliced pineapple
  • Poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce

Happy flipping!

Per Serving: 166kcals, 8.6g fat (4.8g saturated), 16.9g carbs, 1.6g sugars, 5.2g protein, 0.5g fibre, 0.082g sodium

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