Crepes on plate with sauce

How to make perfect pancakes

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

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…

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Once you’ve perfected your technique, check out our ultimate pancake collection for more inspiration and our video tutorial on how to make perfect pancakes.

Step-by-step guide to making perfect pancakes:

Start by using our easy pancake recipe:
 

Step one:

Batter being mixed in bowl

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

Step two: 

Batter in bowl on spoon

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:

Batter being poured into jug

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:

Pancake being flipped in pan

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.

Video: How to flip a pancake
 

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