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Super Simple, Super Tasty Pancakes

Super Simple, Super Tasty Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

This recipe will make roughly 10-12 pancakes but it depends on your pan size

Super Simple, Super Tasty Pancakes

Preparation and confidence is key here. Tasty, fresh pancakes aren't difficult to make but there is a stigma associated with them. For the best batter I like to make mine the night before I cook them and then keep the batter in the fridge overnight.

This is a firm weekend family favorite!


    For the Batter:
  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 600ml Fresh Milk (Whole or Semi is fine - no skim!)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 egg
  • Butter (for cooking)
  • Topping:
  • Sugar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Fruit
  • Lemon Juice (or I prefer grapefruit juice)


  1. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl (if you don't have a sieve just whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl). Make a well in the centre for the wet ingredients.
  2. Whisk the egg in a mug or bowl and the pour into the well
  3. Slowly add the milk while whisking. This helps to remove any lumps.
  4. Keep whisking and adding the milk until you have a nice runny batter. Consistency is really important, it wants to be fairly runny like a single cream rather than double.
  5. Once whisked place the bowl in the fridge overnight (30 mins at the least but overnight is best)
  6. Take your batter from the fridge and give it a final whisk. Now it has had time to settle I sometimes find the batter has thickened slightly, add a drop of milk to get it back to a single cream like liquid.
  7. Get your frying pan nice and hot and melt a good amount of butter. You are going to use this for cooking each pancake so have a mug or glass nearby to pour the liquid butter into.
  8. Once the butter has melted your pan should be nice and hot, pour the butter into your mug. There should be enough left in the pan to cook the first pancake.
  9. Using a ladle pour your batter in the pan and "swirl" the pan so the batter covers the entire bottom of the pan. It may take a few tries to get the right amount of batter, you don't want it too think, just enough batter to cover the pan.
  10. I have two gauges for timing the flip, when you start to see some bubbles pop on the surface of the pancake and also when it moves freely about the pan. Again you will get feel for this as you cook your first few. Flip the pancake using a spatula (or the pan if you are feeling brave!)
  11. Cook the pancake on the other side for around 45 seconds
  12. Serve and enjoy!
  13. I serve mine fresh from the pan, add a splash of melted butter and start on the next one immediately. They just don't taste the same if you try and keep them warm.

About the author

Lee Sands

IT Evangelist and generalist for over 10 years spanning everything from virtualisation to Enterprise Lync farm deployment. Currently an IT Manager in the education sector. Co-Founder of ManMadeClub, a blog for post modern family men. I'm into anything and everything but particularly video games, tech and food.