• 4oz (100g) plain flour.
  • Half a Pint (250ml) of milk.
  • 1 Standard Egg. (Size 2)
  • Pinch of Salt (half teaspoon)


  • STEP 1
    Making the Pancake Batter
  • STEP 2
    1.Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
  • STEP 3
    Make a small hollow in the center of the mixture and drop in the egg (not the shell).
  • STEP 4
    2.Begin to mix while gradually adding about one quarter of the milk. Continue to mix well until bubbles become visible in the mixture.
  • STEP 5
    3.Gradually pour in the remaining milk while continuing to mix.
  • STEP 6
    (if it's a bit too thick - then add a little water.)
  • STEP 7
    4.Pour batter into a jug for easier pouring into pan.
  • STEP 8
    Making the Pancakes
  • STEP 9
    1.Heat the frying pan, and place a small piece of lard/fat in the Center. Allow this to melt and spread over the pan.
  • STEP 10
    2.Get the pan nice & hot and when the lard begins to smoke slightly, stir and pour in some of the batter - approx 30ml or 2 tablespoons, or enough to thinly cover the bottom of the pan. (tilt the pan to help the batter spread evenly)
  • STEP 11
    3.Cook until nicely golden brown on the bottom. (shouldn't take too long)
  • STEP 12
    4.And now the only tricky bit of the whole operation - toss / flip the pancake to within an inch of the kitchen ceiling and position the pan to perfectly catch the pancake on the way down - cooked side up, easy. (you could of course just turn it over with a big plastic spoon, but where's the fun in that? ;-)
  • STEP 13
    5.Cook the other side until nicely golden brown.
  • STEP 14
    6.Serve immediately with sugar, syrup, lemon or orange poured on top.
  • STEP 15
    7.err.... eat the thing, anyway you want. (tip - when frying never turn the pancake more than once.)
  • STEP 16
    Easy pancake recipe - Topping ideas
  • STEP 17
  • STEP 18
  • STEP 19
    Orange Juice
  • STEP 20
    Honey, Maple Syrup, Golden Syrup
  • STEP 21
    Grated Cheese (grilled)
  • STEP 22
  • STEP 23
  • STEP 24
    Chocolate Sauce, Blueberry sauce - plus more or less anything you care to try.
  • STEP 25
    and then enjoy and add any topping you want

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