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This is the easiest pancake recipe

This is the easiest ever pancake recipe, great for sweet or savoury pancakes. Perfect for Pancake Day or brunch. Pancake batter at the ready, get flipping!

200g/7oz plain flour
pinch salt
350ml/12fl oz milk (or ½ milk and ½ water for a lighter pancake)
2 large free-range eggs, lightly whisked
1 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for frying

Put the flour and salt into a large bowl, make a well in the centre and pour in the milk and eggs. Give the liquid mixture a quick whisk before incorporating the flour. Continue to whisk until you have a smooth batter.

Now add 1 tbsp vegetable oil and whisk thoroughly. Take a crêpe pan, or large frying pan, dip some kitchen paper in the oil and carefully wipe the inside of the pan. Heat the pan over medium heat for 1 minute.

pancake recipe

Add just under a ladleful of batter to the pan and immediately start swirling it round the pan to get a nice even layer.

Cook the pancake for 30–40 seconds. Use a palette knife to lift the pancake carefully to look at the underside to check it is golden brown before turning over. Cook the other side for approximately 30–40 seconds and transfer to a serving plate.

Recipe Tips
These pancakes can be eaten straight away or frozen after cooling – stack and wrap them in twos.

You can use this traditional pancake recipe to make sweet or savoury pancakes. For sweet pancakes, you can add a dessert spoon of caster sugar and the zest of an orange for a great flavour.

For savoury pancakes, you can add some finely chopped herbs such as dill and parsley, or perhaps some grated Parmesan cheese.

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