Pancake Day Came Early – How To Make The Perfect Pancakes

Have you ever done that weird thing where you wake up at 3am feeling as if it’s 7am so you get dressed and ready for the day ahead only to realise that you still have a further four hours sleep available? I did similar today…

Somehow I got it into my head that it was Shrove Tuesday and following a trip to the swimming baths with the kids I made a tonne of pancakes for tea. It was only after tossing, topping and troughing the pancakes that I was told by my Mother-in-law that Pancake Day isn’t until next week!

I guess that Pancakes are always a hit in this house and repeating Pancake Day all over again next week is no big deal. The kids will certainly have no complaints that’s for sure!  How could I get it so wrong though? I’m usually so on the ball when it comes to dates in the diary.

Pancakes are easily made, so blumming easy in fact that I find it hard to understand why people chose to buy those weird pancake ready mix things. Should you by chance not know how to whisk together a batch of batter, here’s a quick recipe to help you on your way to having fun frying and flipping pancakes to share with your family and friends.

How To Make Perfect Pancakes
Pancake Day Came Early - How To Make The Perfect Pancakes
  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs (whisked)
  • 300ml Milk
To Fry:
  • Sunflower Oil
To Top:
  • Lemon Juice
  • Golden Syrup
  • Granulated Sugar

Or alternatively you may wish to grate some cheddar cheese for a simple savoury option.


  1. Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl
  2. Add the milk and flour then whisk to a smooth batter. You can either leave the mixture to settle for half an hour or so or get cooking right away.
  3. Use a medium frying/crêpe pan, add two tsps of sunflower oil into the pan and heat.
  4. Once the oil is hot pour one ladel full of batter into the pan and rotate the pan so the mixture spreads into a large circle.
  5. Using a wooden spatula spread any remaining mix around the edge of the pancake
  6. Now either flip the pancake or using the spatula lift and flip the pancake.
  7. Cook both sides for a minute or so until golden brown.
  8. Serve with a filling of your choice. For younger children fill then roll the pancake to make it easier to slice.




  1. February 22, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    I love pancakes, unfortunately, I won’t be having any this year, I am trying to loose some weight, as I have pulled on the pounds, since my stroke ten years ago

    • February 23, 2017 / 1:18 am

      nevermind, I probably shouldnt be eating them either!

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