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How to make perfect pancakes.

Pancakes make a quick and easy money-saving meal. This pancake recipe is great for Shrove Tuesday, or any time you want to whip up a quick meal, plus kids love them.

When is Pancake Day?

Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so it is usually in February or March.

This day is traditionally observed by making and eating pancakes, using up ingredients like eggs, flour, and milk before the fasting period of Lent begins.

So, while the exact date varies, you can be sure it’s time to enjoy your pancakes when you see Easter approaching on the calendar!

This recipe is taken from my 30 Minute Cookbook by Jenni Fleetwood. I’ve been using this cookbook for years, it’s had so much use the pages are sticking together! It has some delicious dishes within it.

Cooking Time

Preparation time 5 minutes, cooking time 20 minutes making about 12 pancakes.


175g/60z/1 1/2 cups of plain flour

10ml/2tsp caster sugar

2 eggs

450ml/3/4 pint/1 3/4 cups of milk

25g/1oz/2tbsp butter, melted


  1. Sift the flour into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Make a well in the flour and sugar and add the eggs and half the milk. Stir, gradually adding the dry ingredients until smooth, then beat in the remaining milk.
  2. Stir most of the melted butter into the batter. Heat your pan then grease it lightly with butter. Spoon in 4 tbsp of the batter, tilting the pan so that it coats the bottom evenly. Cook until the pancake has set and small holes appear on the surface. Lift the edge, and check that the base is pale brown before flipping the pancake over. Cook the other side, then serve.

Topping Ideas

♦Topping ideas for your pancakes:

♦Lemon & Sugar

♦Chocolate Sauce,


♦Banana Slices



♦Ham & Cheese

These are just a few suggestions, anything goes really, and toppings can be savoury or sweet.

For more pancake ideas check out this book:

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