How to flip a pancake

We show you the easy way of tossing a thin pancake or crêpe in a pan by employing one confident flick of the wrist - the skill will take you from Shrove Tuesday to brunch and beyond.

Points to remember

  • Cook the pancake on one side – it's cooked when it comes away from the pan when you give it a shake.
  • Tip the pancake to the edge of the pan and three, two, one… flip. Remember to apply the same action as you would use when making a stir-fry with a wok – it’s just about employing a confident flick of the wrist.
  • Cook it on the other side and flip again if you like.