Shrove Tuesday: Easy Pancake Recipe


Introducing the secret to perfect pancakes in just a few easy steps. Sweeten up this simple staple by adding fresh or stewed fruit. 

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cooking Time: 3 mins
  • Serves: 6 Adults
  • Cost: Low


  • 100g / 4 oz. of plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 300ml / 10 fl oz. of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil

What you will need

  • Frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Whisk


  1. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and then add the beaten eggs.
  2. Use a balloon whisk to beat the eggs into the flour and gradually whisk in the milk until just smooth.
  3. Brush a non-stick medium frying pan with the oil and when very hot pour in about 3 tablespoons worth of the batter.
  4. Quickly tilt the pan from side to side to form a thick layer of batter and cook for one minute.
  5. Flip the pancake over with a spatula and cook until the underside is slightly golden.
  6. Continue with the rest of the batter, recoating the pan with oil when required.

Serving suggestions

Are you a lover of pancakes, but looking for healthy options without sacrificing flavour? Not to worry, pancakes can be good for you, too. Learn how to make easy healthy pancakes by using some of these pancake topping ideas:

  • Low-fat natural yogurt with sliced strawberries: 1 tablespoon of sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon of low-fat natural yogurt adds 25 calories
  • Stewed fruit (stewed with sugar): 1 tablespoon adds 12 calories. Learn how to cook fruit safely here.
  • A squeeze of lemon

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