Pancake Recipe

Pancakes with fruits on top

Pancakes with fruits on top

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day in Britain, is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent – ‘Shrove’ stems from old English word ‘shrive’, meaning ‘confess all sins’.  It is called Pancake Day because it is the day traditionally for eating pancakes as pancake recipes were a way to use up any stocks of milk, butter and eggs which were forbidden during the abstinence of Lent.



Ingredients for 12 pancakes:

  • 8 oz / 230 g all purpose/plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2½ cups / 600 ml milk
  • 2 tsp melted butter plus melted butter for cooking


  • Sieve the flour into a large baking bowl, add the salt.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the eggs and beat well until smooth and lump free.
  • Add half the milk and the 2 tsp of butter, beat well.
  • Add the remaining milk and stir.
  • Leave the batter to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Lightly grease a pancake pan or frying pan with a little melted butter, heat until very hot and add a ladle of batter to evenly and thinly coat the base of the pan.
  • Cook until set and lightly golden.
  • Flip over and cook on the other side for approx 30 seconds.
  • Remove the pancake from the pan and serve.

To Serve

On Pancake Day, pancakes are traditionally eaten sprinkled with sugar and a squeeze of lemon. However, serve as you like with jam, Golden Syrup, honey, or chocolate spread. A favourite of mine is fresh fruit such as Strawberries or Gooseberries.

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