Traditional British Pancake Recipe

Blog | Published on: 2nd February 2024

Traditional British Pancake Recipe 

  • 100g plain flour 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk 
  • 1 tbsp of sunflower oil  
  • Pinch of salt 


  1. Put a large non-stick frying pan on a medium high heat 
  2. Add plain flour and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and crack 2 eggs into the middle 
  3. Pour in about 50ml from the 300ml of semi-skimmed milk and 1 tbsp sunflower oil then start whisking from the centre, gradually drawing the flour into the eggs, milk and oil. Once all the flour is incorporated, beat until you have a smooth, thick paste.  
  4. Add a good splash of milk and whisk to loosen the thick batter. While still whisking, pour in a steady stream of the remaining milk. Continue pouring and whisking until you have a combined batter 
  5. Ladle some batter into the pan, tilting the pan to move the mixture around for a thin and even layer 
  6. Leave to cook, undisturbed, for about 30 seconds 
  7. Hold the pan handle, ease a palette knife under the pancake, then quickly lift and flip it over. Make sure the pancake is lying flat against the base of the pan with no folds, then cook for another 30 secs before turning out onto a warm plate 
  8. Continue with the rest of the batter, serving them as you cook or stack onto a plate 

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