It’s Pancake Day! Which one will be your favourite…

It’s Pancake Day! Which one will be your favourite…

Basic Pancake Batter

Makes about 10 pancakes


110g plain flour
Pinch salt
2 large eggs
200ml milk
75ml water
50g butter


  1. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre, break the eggs into it and whisk everything together.
  2. Combine the milk and water in a jug then gradually add to the batter while whisking continuously. Once all the liquid has been added, continue to whisk until the batter is smooth and creamy.
  3. Melt the butter and whisk 2 tbsp into the batter. Use the rest of the butter to grease the pan as you cook.
  4. Brush a 20cm frying pan with melted butter and heat until it is really hot, reduce the heat to medium and ladle about 3 tbsp of batter into the pan then immediately swirl around so the base is evenly covered.
  5. Cook for about 30 seconds or until the underside begins to turn golden, flip the pancake and briefly cook the other side.
  6. To keep pancakes warm whilst you cook the remaining batter, stack them between leaves of greaseproof paper on a plate set over simmering water.