A simple recipe to make delicious traditional pancakes.


  • 110 g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 275 ml semi skimmed milk
  • 2 tblsp butter (unsalted or 50g melted, and a little extra for pan!)


  • Firstly, sift flour through fine sieve into large mixing bowl from the highest height you dare..!
  • Then, make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it.
  • Whisk the eggs in a little bowl then slowly pour into the well of flour and, using one of your (clean) hands or a fork gradually combine into the flour.
  • Then, add small quantities of the milk at a time until its all been used. Grab a rubber spatula and scrape any ‘escaped’ bits of flour from around the edge into the centre.
  • Grab a whisk and once again mix the ingredients until the batter is smooth, with the consistency of thin cream.
  • Add the 2 tbsp of melted the butter to the mix, whisk, then leave to rest for about 20 minutes.
  • Now, take your best non-stick frying pan, about 8inches or 20cm in diameter. Add a little butter to the pan, take a sheet of kitchen towel and rub around the pan’s frying surface. The butter should just make the pan glisten. You don’t want it running around.
  • Pop the pan on to a high flame. Heat the pan, then turn down to a medium flame.
  • Add 2 or 3 tbsp of your beautiful pancake mix, grab the pan handle, tip around to evenly coat the surface with a thin layer of batter.
  • Cook to golden, you can look under the pancake using a palette knife, but each side should only take a minute…..
  • Then flip the pancake over with your palette knife, cook for another minute then slide off the pan onto a warmed plate, serve and enjoy!!
  • Serving Suggestions:
  • Sprinkle of sugar and squeeze of lemon, or rivers of Golden Syrup, or your favourite jam…But how about roasting a little chopped rhubarb, caramelising some blood orange segments, adding a little powdered ginger and the beans from a vanilla pods combining and serving as a gorgeous filling; add a little Grand Marnier for extra indulgence factor!
  • Alternative Suggestions:
  • Try adding a teaspoon of ginger powder, or Green Saffron’s mixed spice to the flour, before sifting into the mixing bowl for extra luxury…yum!

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