Perfect pancakes

Perfect pancakes


10th February 2021

Perfect pancakes

It's time to celebrate another national food event, Shrove Tuesday! This pancake-loving occasion is a great excuse to get creative in the kitchen. Whether you prefer yours sweet or savoury, pancakes are delicious and simple to make. You could even add baking powder to make them thicker and go for American style thick pancakes.


  • 125g sieved plain flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 300ml full-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or golden syrup
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ a vanilla pod (or 1tsp of vanilla essence if you don't have a pod)

The batter:

  • Add the vanilla pod, honey/golden syrup and eggs to a large bowl and whisk together.
  • Add the flour, sugar and salt to the bowl.
  • Add 100ml of milk to the bowl and whisk all the ingredients together.
  • Once smooth, gradually add the remaining milk and continue to whisk.

Note: Getting the batter smooth before adding the rest of the milk is the key to making your pancakes light and thin.


  • Heat up a non-stick frying pan and spray with oil spray for an even coating.
  • Let the pan heat up a little more, lift the pan and add the batter with a ladle, swirling the pan to thinly coat the base of the pan with batter.
  • Return the pan to the heat and cook for 1-1½ minutes, at which time you can then flip your pancake.
  • You can try the fun way or use a spatula.
  • Cook for a further 1-1½ minutes, then turn out onto a plate.
  • Repeat this process until all the batter is used.

Serving suggestion:

For the classic British pancake we cannot deny that the lemon and sugar approach is hard to beat - that delicious blend as sweet meets sour! However, we do love a savoury filling. The spinach and ricotta combo is one of our favourites, followed by brie and cranberry for a sweeter flavour.


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