Shrove Tuesday Pancake Recipe

I am sure that most you already know how to make pancakes but there is no harm in going back over the basics. So, here is the recipe:

You will need:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable
  • Butter/oil for frying
  • pinch of salt


Blend the flour and eggs together with a good splash of the milk. This should leave you with a thick but smooth batters. pour in the rest of the milk slowly while whisking until you get the consistency of emulsion paint.

Heat a good size frying pan, pour the batter and heat on each side for about 30 seconds until golden brown. Easy!


MrsB’s home made totally British pancetta. Recipe coming soon!

Now it is all about toppings. I spend some time living in Amsterdam after university and, as a sheltered Brit, I was confused by the Dutch’s  love of savoury pancakes. However, I did grow to love them too. So it has become a bit of a tradition in our house of me cooking up Dutch style savoury pancakes for Mrs B.

Tonight I am going to be cooking up pancetta and mushroom pancakes. Before anyone says “pancetta is not very British?”. Well, Mrs B has just made her own…. recipe coming soon!

– James



  1. Lizzie Baker says

    I would usually only use one egg with that amount of flour and milk.

    My daughter used the same flour and egg quantity as me, but by adding 1 tspn of baking powder and a bit less milk so that the batter was a bit thicker, we had thicker, puffier pancakes for breakfast. Thus we had two lots of pancakes yesterday, hers for breakfast and my thinner, more crepes style mixture for tea with simple sugar and lemon. Can’t beat ’em.

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