How To Make English Pancakes

How To Make English Pancakes

English Pancakes recipe. This simple recipe for pancakes is perfect for Shrove Tuesday, breakfast or dessert. Make our English Pancakes recipe today.

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
4
Prep =
5m
Cook =
20m
Total =
25m

Step 1: You will need:

  • 180 g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 200 ml milk
  • 75 ml water
  • 30 g melted butter
  • some extra butter, for frying
  • some caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 serving plate
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 ladle
  • 1 sieve

Step 2: Mix the batter

Begin by sieving the flour into a bowl. This will help to make the pancakes light as air. Now add the salt, sugar, eggs, milk, water and butter and whisk well into a smooth batter.

Step 3: Cook the pancakes

Place the frying pan over a medium to high heat and allow it to warm through. When hot, add a little of the melted butter, and then three quarters of a ladle of the batter. Move the mixture around so that the batter spreads evenly over the pan. Let it brown underneath for about 30 seconds and give it a little shake to release it from the bottom. It's very important that it doesn't stick to the pan. Also the top should look almost set.

Step 4: Toss the pancakes

Flip the pancake over. Don't worry if you can't do it the first time.Practise makes perfect! And you can always use a spatula! Cook it for a few seconds more and remove. Place the pancake flat on the serving plate. Repeat exactly the same process with the rest of the batter.

TOP TIP: Flip the wrist so that the pan moves in an upward arc which causes the pancake to slide up and out of the pan. A direct lift leaves a partial vacuum under the pancake which tends to keep it in the pan. The movement in the arc supplies the torque to flip the pancake.

Step 5: Garnish and serve

Place the pancakes flat on a plate. Squeeze a little lemon and sprinkle a little sugar over each one before folding in half and then half again to make a fan shape, or you can simply roll them up! Put them on a serving plate, sprinkle over more lemon and scatter over a little more sugar and serve. Warm and cheering, they make the perfect way to celebrate "Shrove Tuesday" or every day!