Easiest ever pancakes

Easiest ever pancakes

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


12 pancakes

This simple batter, based on equal volumes of eggs, milk and flour, produces thick pancakes, ready for your favourite fillings

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per pancake

  • kcal209
  • fat17g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.14g


    For the basic batter

    • 140g plain flour (this is about 200ml/7fl oz)
    • 4 eggs (200ml/7fl oz)



      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

    • 200ml milk



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

    • 50g butter, melted



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • sunflower oil, for cooking
      Sunflower oil

      Sunflower oil

      Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…


    1. To make the batter, tip the flour into a bowl and beat in the eggs until smooth. Gradually add the milk and carry on beating until the mix is completely lump-free.

    2. Now whisk in the melted butter. Place a pancake pan over a medium heat and wipe with oiled kitchen paper. Ladle some batter into the pan, tilting the pan to move the mix around the pan and pour off any excess. Cook for about 30 secs until golden, then flip over and cook on the other side. Pile the pancakes up and serve with your favourite filling.

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    Comments, questions and tips

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    17th Apr, 2016
    Oooh these are good. They look lovely and golden too (due to having twice as many eggs as many other recipes, I guess). Served with lemon and a bit of sugar for me and a most elaborate cream-filled, chocolate, nut and OTT filling for hubby! All happy!!
    24th Jan, 2016
    I am too a lover of pancakes but this recipe made me hate humanity
    6th Jun, 2013
    i like pancakes.
    21st Feb, 2012
    Try cadbury's philadelphia on your pancakes.
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    9th Mar, 2011
    used this recipe last night,had to make 2 lots,easy recipe and went down well.
    18th Jul, 2010
    very tasty, i like them very much but if you wan to make less: 100g flour 1 egg 250ml milk no butter this makes about 5
    13th Jun, 2009
    definatly true kicking kay, it's the dressing that makes the pancackes taste
    6th Apr, 2009
    Very good! We enjoyed these with bacon and lingonberry jam... which I am realizing sounds strange outside scandinavia... but delicious nonetheless
    2nd Mar, 2009
    loved the taste of these pancakes with running honey
    25th Feb, 2009
    I used 100g of flour, 200ml semi-skimmed milk, 3 large eggs topped up to 200ml with extra milk. Served them with chocolate spread, strawberries and brandy squirty cream (which I bought by mistake!) We usually have ham and cheese for main course then sweet fillings for dessert. One user said these were bland - all pancakes are bland unless you add sugar or vanilla etc to the batter or serve them with fillings.


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