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Best pancakes recipe

Best pancakes recipe

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Eggs, flour, milk: check! Master this basic pancake mix recipe for a super-successful Pancake Day and enjoy with a variety of sweet and savoury toppings and fillings. Make the best pancake recipe in no time at all – you'll be sure to use it again and again. See method

  • Serves 12 (makes 12 pancakes)
  • 10 mins to prepare, 30 mins to stand, and 24 mins to cook
  • 81 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 150g plain flour
  • 300ml semi skimmed milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    3g 4%
  • Saturates

    1g 4%
  • Sugars

    1g 2%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 11g Protein 3.2g Fibre 0.5g


  1. Sift the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Crack the eggs into the well and whisk, drawing in the flour from the sides of the bowl. Gradually add the milk and continue whisking, until you have a smooth batter. Leave to stand for 30 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, line a baking tray with nonstick baking paper. Preheat the oven to gas 1/4, 110°C, 90°C fan.
  3. Brush a 20cm frying pan with a little oil and warm on the hob, over medium heat. Add a tbsp of the batter to the pan, tipping gently until it coats the base in a thin layer. Cook for 1-2 mins, or until golden, then carefully flip the pancake over and cook the underside for 1 min more.
  4. Transfer to the prepared baking tray and keep warm in the oven. Repeat to make 12 pancakes, adding a little more oil to the pan before each addition.

Serve with your favourite topping. Why not try Stewed rhubarb with soured cream and maple syrupPear with chocolate sauce and hazelnuts, or Spanakopita?

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