Brian McDermott and his daughter Niamh visited Today with Maura and Dáithí to make their classic traditional pancakes for Pancake Tuesday!


Makes: 8 Pancakes 

  • 250g Self Raising Flour
  • 25g Sugar 
  • 250ml Milk
  • 2 Eggs 
  • 50g Melted Butter 

To Top:

  • 50g Local Honey
  • 1 Lemon

Topping Suggestions:

  • Crème Fraiche & Blueberries with cinnamon
  • Banana & Chocolate Spread with chopped walnuts
  • Bacon & Maple Syrup
  • Buttered Mushrooms, Thyme & black pepper  


  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl. Add the sugar.
  2. Whisk together the milk and eggs, add it to the flour and sugar and whisk to create a thick batter consistency. Add the melted butter. 
  3. Heat a non-stick pan to a medium heat and pour some of the batter into the center of the pan and cook on either side for 1 minute. Pancakes should be golden on each side.  
  4. Top with a drizzle of local honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for traditional Pancake Tuesday.

Top Tips:
Make the batter and set aside for at least 1 hour before making pancakes.