Easy traditional pancakes

It’s Pancake day next week, always a favourite annual date in our house, although pancakes don’t only need to be a yearly occurrence. I think we forget how easy they are to make and how few store cupboard ingredients are needed to put this tasty treat together.

While out shopping recently I’ve seen many shop bought pancake mixes that just require an egg and milk to be added, I’ve even seen a bottle that you just add water to and give it a shake but you don’t need to go to the expense of these just follow this simple, easy recipe for perfect pancakes every time!

Go to Pancake Recipe

Makes approx. 6/8


110g Plain Flour
2 Eggs
275ml Milk


Option 1

Squirt of Lemon Juice
Sprinkling of Granulated Sugar

Option 2

Spoonful of whipped Double Cream
1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
Handful of Strawberries – Sliced

Option 3

1 Scoop Vanilla Ice cream
Squirt of Chocolate Sauce
Handful of Marshmallows
Half a Banana – Sliced

Option 4

2 tablespoons Greek Yoghurt
1 Tablespoon Granola
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Nectarine – Sliced


  1. Measure the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre of the flour.
  2. In a separate jug or bowl beat the eggs into the milk.
  3. Slowly pour the egg and milk mixture into the well in the flour whisking as you do. Keep pouring and whisking until all the flour is combined. The mixture should be thick, runny and smooth.
  4. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a frying or crepe pan on a medium heat and add a ladle of the mixture. You can move the pan to ensure there is an even coverage.
  5. Cook the pancake for a couple of minutes before turning to cook the other side. This can be done by gentle turning with a spatula or if you are confident toss the pancake! Cook the other side for two minutes before serving.
  6. Add one of the toppings and serve. Repeat the process until all the mixture is used.

Pancakes are very versatile and can be used as a breakfast, pudding or snack. It is probably my boy’s favourite after school snack and no matter what elaborate toppings I come up with, lemon and sugar is always the winner! Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics

Kirsty Wilson Close

Instagram  kirsty_in_the_kitchen

Food Styling, Food Writing, Food Lover


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