Monday, 11 February 2013


You know what day it is tomorrow - pancake day! Fat-n-sugar-n-grease day! Mmm.

Pancake batter was one of the first things I was taught to make as a child, and it's definitely one of the best things to make with kids - messy, easy and fun!

Here's a simple recipe for thin, crepe-style pancakes. I got 8 out of this quantity but a lot depends on the size of your pan and how thick you're making them.

What you need

300ml full fat milk
4oz flour 
1 large egg
a small chunk of butter (optional)

What to do

Weigh out your flour, then add the egg and beat with an electric mixer until combined. Then gradually add the milk, beating again after each addition. Then melt the butter in the microwave and add that too, before giving it a final whizz. You don't have to add the butter. It makes it significantly more unhealthy but also significantly more delicious (same rule with all fat really. Sigh.)

If you're an impatient soul then obviously you can just slop it all together at once, but the above method makes it less lumpy!

It'll make quite a thin batter, but that's fine as it's for thin pancakes...

Then fry them up! You need a non-stick pan really, or they'll be a nightmare. 

We stuffed ours with cheese and leek, but there's tons of ideas online for veggie fillings, here's a few:

Happy pancake day!


  1. Hi, thanks for the recommendation! I'll link you back :) Good name, too many memories of dry Christmas dinners over here...

  2. Yay, thanks :) .. haha yep, nuts are too ridiculously expensive to bother cobbling into some dry 'orrible loaf shape to torture people with at Sunday dinner.