Easy pancakes

Easy pancakes

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus optional standing

Easy

Makes 12
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per pancake

  • kcal61
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 large egg
  • 300ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
  • lemon wedges, to serve (optional)

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • caster sugar, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Put the flour, eggs, milk and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.

  2. Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.

  3. Serve with lemon wedges and sugar, or your favourite filling. Once cold, you can layer the pancakes between baking parchment, then wrap in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months.

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Comments (17)

pepe2263's picture

Can anyone tell me what the tablespoon of oil is for please? I used the little extra it quotes in the recipe to smear the pan, but am now left with this tablespoon of oil!!??

j_hersee's picture
3.75

I found this recipe worked perfectly. Some people have said it made only 5 pancakes, but of course it depends on the size and thickness that you choose to make. I used approx. 40ml of batter for each pancake and it made 9. Every pancake was perfect, no sticking, no breaking up. I've given 4 stars instead of 5 because I do think pancakes made with butter instead of oil have the edge in terms of taste though.

Smhall86's picture
0

Worst yet pancakes fell apart which they never do every time I have made them. Avoid this recipe at all costs and try a different way and next time that is what I will do. Also doesn't make 12 it makes 5. Expect no more since it comes from the BBC.

mirjambrady's picture

The title of the recipe made me smile - is there a difficult way of making pancakes ;-)?

kimchichi's picture
5

simple, tasty comfort food mmm

cottoncandy's picture
5

Makes 12 pancakes, roughly 5.5 inches in diameter and 3 mm thick all-right. Very easy recipe. Added 1 tablespoon demerara sugar and 1 teaspoon almond essence to batter. Perfect! Thank you for sharing :)

robert.wood's picture

I really don't know how to cook pancakes ever since until I saw this recipe. I've made pancakes for my children ff. your recipe and VOILA! They liked it!
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Souffle12's picture

These are lovely, sweet or savoury - shame I forgot what day Pancake day was!

silverling's picture

This does NOT make 12 - I got about 5 or 6 from this recipe! Nonetheless, delicious pancake recipe :)

lizleicester's picture

Followed the recipe exactly and sprinkled with lemon and caster sugar when cooked. Missed having them on Shrove Tuesday so really enjoyed catching up!!

marzypoohs's picture

I made these last night but added some caster sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla. Really easy peasy and quick too!! Will make them again for sure.

juliejr's picture

This recipe was amazing, easy & very tasty, tho we only got 6 pancakes out the mixture :(
will make some more quick ;)

CuriousCook's picture

This recipe is simple and effective, I don't put the salt in the mixture at the beginning, but with salt in it, they probably still taste the same. I can recommend trying cinnamon, orange, kiwi, apple and syrup on the pancakes, it's amazing!

choccychic's picture
5

Really easy recipe with great results!

louiseradcliffe's picture
5

amazing recipe, easy and tasty! Would highly recommend this to everyone.

Questions (2)

Whitney.'s picture

Please could u tell me why this recipe is 'healthy'?
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goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, the recipe is classed as healthy as it is low in fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt.

Tips (1)

Souffle12's picture

Unless you are cooking in large portions or for many people, I suggest halving the recipe, as you get a lot of pancakes if you like them a bit smaller :)

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