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Pancake Recipe
Woodlands Junior School is in the south-east corner of England


For the pancake mixture:

220g/8oz plain flour, sifted
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 pint of milk
50g/2oz butter

Makes about 8 pancakes

Method for making the batter

  1. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl with a sieve held high above the bowl so the flour gets a airing.

  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it.

  3. Whisk the eggs making sure any bits of flour from around the edge of the bowl are mixed in with the egg.

  4. Gradually add small quantities of the milk, still whisking

  5. Continue whisking until the batter is smooth, with the consistency of thin cream.

  6. Melt the 50g/2oz of butter in a non-stick frying pan.

  7. Spoon 2 tbsp of the melted butter into the batter and whisk it in.

  8. Let the pancake mix stand for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

  9. Pour any left over butter into a dish. This will be used later to grease the frying pan after each pancake has been made.

  10. Make sure the non-stick frying pan is really hot before adding about 2 tbsp of the batter mixture.

  11. As soon as the batter hits the hot pan, tip the pan around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter.

  12. Carefully lift the edge of the cooked pancake with a palette knife to see if it's tinged gold as it should be.

  13. Flip the pancake over with a pan slice or palette knife to cook the other side

  14. Slide it out of the pan onto a plate.

  15. Stack the pancakes as you make them between sheets of greaseproof paper on a plate.

batter mixture

pour batter into the frying pan

pancake in frying pan


To serve

Traditionally pancakes are sprinkled with caster sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice .......

lemonsqueeze a lemon

....and rolled

pancake rolled

Other favourite toppings include

  • Melted chocolate or chocolate spread
  • Chocolate spread with slices of banana
  • Jam especially strawberry jam
  • Golden Syrup
  • Ice Cream
  • Toffee sauce and whipped cream


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