Easy basic pancake recipe
Makes: 6-8 x 20-23cm pancakes
Cooking time:(approx for each pancake)
Costs: Cheap as chips
Skill level: Easy peasy
An easy and basic pancake recipe that makes the ultimate weekend brunch dish and Pancake Day treat, of course! If you're looking to learn how to make basic pancakes, this recipe has been triple tested in our kitchens, so you're safe in the knowledge that you'll learn how to make the perfect pancakes by following our easy recipe, which comes with a handy step-by-step video to make sure yours turn out perfect every time. All you need is some flour, salt, eggs and milk to get flipping perfect pancakes. Highly rated and much loved by our Goodtoknow readers, this is the ultimate pancake recipe for flipping, topping and filling with lots of tasty ingredients and combinations or just the classic lemon and sugar - it's up to you! Let us know all your favourite pancake twists, adaptations and toppings by commenting below. This recipe makes 6-8 pancakes sized at 20-23cm round. The pancake batter takes 5 mins to whip up and 5 mins to cook. It's a must-have recipe for Pancake Day.
To freeze the basic pancakes for up to two months, wrap them, still interleaved with the kitchen paper, in a freezer bag. Defrost before using.
- 60g (2oz) plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 medium egg
- 175ml (6fl oz) milk
- Oil, for frying
- Tip the flour into a bowl and stir in the salt. Lightly beat together the egg and milk. Pour over the flour mixture, a little at a time, whisking it well, to give a smooth pancake batter.
- Heat a frying pan and very lightly grease the base of it with a piece of kitchen paper dipped in oil. Pour a thin layer of batter over the base of the pan. Cook it until the edges start to curl back. Either toss the pancake, or use a palette knife to loosen it around the edges and then use the palette knife to help flip it over.
- Cook the pancake briefly on this side, then slide it out on to a plate. Place a sheet of kitchen paper on top. Cook the rest of the mixture in the same way.
- Keep the pancakes warm if serving hot and get loads of ideas for pancake fillings right here!
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.