Classic pancakes

Classic pancakes

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(25 ratings)

Ready in 20-30 minutes

Easy

Makes 8 pancakes
You can use this foolproof classic batter recipe to create a base for sweet or savoury pancakes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal117
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 large egg
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    Egg

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  • 300ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

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  • oil or melted butter, for frying

Method

  1. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre with the back of a spoon then break in the egg and pour in half the milk. Whisk together, gradually incorporating the flour to make a smooth thick batter. Beat thoroughly to remove any lumps, then stir in the rest of the milk.

  2. Heat a little oil or butter in a medium frying pan, then tip off the excess into a bowl. Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter into the pan, tilting the pan as you pour, until the batter thinly coats the base. Cook over a moderate heat for 30 seconds to one minute until golden brown on the underside.

  3. Flip over the pancake with a palette knife, and cook the other side until it is golden brown. Slide the pancake out of the pan on to a plate, heat a little more oil or butter and cook the remaining pancakes one at a time in the same way.

  4. If preparing in advance, cook and stack the pancakes. Reheat in the microwave on Medium (750W) for about 2 minutes. Alternatively, heat the oven to 180C/gas 4/fan 160C. Wrap the pancakes in foil and warm them through in the oven for 10 minutes.

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mother_ship
21st Feb, 2012
5.05
Just made 3 batches worth of this batter, about 60 pancakes in my pan, and it's perfect (I don't understand all these recipes that have more egg). Happy Pancake Day!
natashakenworthy
11th Feb, 2012
These pancakes looks delicious. My latest post is a wonderful version of Crepes, which use a special soaking method to reduce Phytic acid present in all whole grains (this method makes whole grains much more digestible) Check it out: http://www.thenourishingroad.co.uk/2012/02/weekend-treats-crepes.html Natasha
soheal
18th Jul, 2011
5.05
My pancakes are anything but round, what is the secret?
orangepepsicola
9th Mar, 2011
Made them just as the recipe suggested and my hubby and I really enjoyed them. Wont be waiting for Shrove Tuesday next year before I make them again.
aread43363
9th Mar, 2011
great simple recipe made these last night and they were fab i like thin ones and my hubby likes thicker ones and it worked great for both!!
flo_2002uk
9th Mar, 2011
5.05
I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to this and served them with pineapple with lime and vanilla syrup (also on this site) for pancake night
ebunny
22nd Feb, 2011
5.05
Just finished making and eating them and they are the best i've ever made and eaten! lovely and soft, just perfect! Its a shame i had to share them with the rest of the family!
1flower1
21st Jan, 2011
I haven't tried this recipe yet but soon will do. In response to the first comment about oiling the pan I use kitchen tissue to rub oil thinly over the pan, this also cleans the pan before it's next use if done inbetween pancakes, getting rid of any unwanted bits of pancake that remain. Just mind your fingers, a few layers of tissue between you and the pan would be wise.
rosiehunnam
16th Jan, 2011
5.05
This is by far the best pancake mixture I've used! Lots of recipe books tend to attempt to be 'different' by going for odd quantities or by adding extra ingredients. It just does not work! My favourite all time is with lemon and sugar, but sometimes as a treat I scrape some Nutella on a slice some banana on top. Yum Yum Yum!
neferet-50
23rd May, 2010
this recipe sounds great and i want to try it as soon as possible! i just need to know how long they last in the freezer

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