Hey Guys. It's nearly pancake day, and since I love different types of pancakes, and numerous toppings I thought it would be a good idea to show you my favourites, and how to make them. Both of these recipes have been adapted from the BBC Good Food website which I will link below.


For Traditional Style Pancakes:

100g plain flour
2 eggs
300ml semi-skimmed milk
1 tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable, plus extra for frying
pinch salt

For American Style Pancakes:

  • 135g/4¾oz plain flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp salt
    2 tbsp caster sugar
    130ml/4½fl oz milk
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly) or olive oil, plus extra for cooking

For both recipes, I also added a drop of Vanilla Extract, but this is optional.

  • Here are my toppings!

How to make Traditional Pancakes:

Sieve the flour and a pinch of salt into a large mixing both. Once mixed, create a well in the middle. Crack your eggs into the well, and add 50ml of milk and a drop of vanilla extract in. Add 1 tbsp oil. Whisk until it is a thick paste consistency.

Add another splash of milk to loosen the batter and whisk, then add the rest of the milk. It should then look fairly runny. Leave aside while you add oil to a pan and heat the pan up, on a middle heat.

Ladle some batter into the pan and tilt it so it covers the whole area of the pan. Cook the pancake for 30 seconds - 1 minute and check the underneath. If it's golden. flip it and cook for the same time. If not, leave it until golden, then flip.

Add your toppings! My favourite is lemon juice and sugar, and lots of it.


How to make American Style Pancakes:

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a bowl. In a different bowl, mix the egg, milk and vanilla extract together. Once combined, add the melted butter to the egg/milk mix.

Add the liquid mix to the flour mix. Using a whisk or fork, mix together until there are no lumps. It should be fairly thick. Then let it sit for a few minutes, while adding butter to the pan, and heating the pan up on a medium heat.

Add a ladle or two of the mixture. Once the top starts to bubble, and the bubbles begin to pop, flip the pancake. These take longer to cook that the traditional style but don't turn the pan up, otherwise they will burn. Put on a plate and serve with your favourite toppings.

The image with the cream and toffee sauce has chocolate chips inside! Add these before adding to the pan.


Hope you liked this post! There is no nutella since we would have had to buy some since we don't currently have it in our flat (a crime against nature).

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