• STEP 1

    Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. This should be similar in consistency to single cream.

  • STEP 2

    Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.

  • STEP 3

    Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.

  • STEP 4

    When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, using around half a ladleful of batter per pancake. Keep them warm in a low oven as you make the rest.

  • STEP 5

    Serve with lemon wedges and caster 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 two months.

Tips for how to make easy pancakes

  • You need a good non-stick pan to avoid any bits getting left behind. It also means you don't have to keep wiping the pan with oil before cooking each pancake.
  • The batter is supposed to be thin as it’s a classic pancake mix. However, if you’re looking for a slightly thicker crêpe batter then try our classic crêpes. For a much thicker and fluffy consistency, make our American pancakes recipe.

Improve your pancake skills with our How to make pancakes video and our How to flip a pancake video.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2013

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