How to make perfect pancakes

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    BBC Good Food team

Make sure your pancakes are thin and delicious every time with our quick and easy guide.

Easy pancakes

Do your pancakes always come out thick and lumpy? Are you still searching for the perfect batter mix? This four-step foolproof guide serves up tasty pancakes for Shrove Tuesday, brunch and beyond...

Step-by-step guide to making perfect pancakes:

Easy pancake recipe

Step one classic pancakes Step one:

Mix the batter ingredients with a whisk until smooth and lump free.




Step two to make classic pancakes

Step two: 

The batter should be the consistency of double cream. If the batter thickens while standing, add a little extra milk, stirring until you have the correct thickness.




Step three to making easy pancakes

Step three:

When the pan is hot, wipe it with oiled kitchen paper. Pour half a ladle of batter into the centre, quickly swirl the pan around to spread the batter over the pan in a thin and even layer, then pour any excess into a jug. Cook for 1 min, or until golden and ready to flip.


Step four to making easy pancakes.

Step four:

To flip the pancakes, ease a fish slice under it, then in one swift movement, flip the pancake over. Continue cooking for 1 min more until golden.



Once you've mastered this, you're ready to take on our top 10 savoury and sweet pancake fillings, perfect for any time of the day. 

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