Pancake Recipe...Sweet vs Savoury

Pancake Blog
8th February 2016

Classic Pancake Recipe

You will need...1 Large bowl / Jug, Whisk, Medium Frying Pan, Kitchen Paper, Large Serving Plate.

Pancake Ingredients

  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 300ml Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Sunflower or Vegetable Oil, (plus a little extra for frying).

1. Put the flour, eggs, milk and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. Put to one side for 30 mins to rest (if you have time), or start cooking straight away.

2. Use a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm on a low temperature in the oven as you go.

3. The pancakes are ready to eat serve with your favourite filling. Yummy!

Baking Tip: For a gluten free pancake recipe alternative, use a gluten free plain flour or rice flour!

Storage Tip: Once cold, you can layer the pancakes between baking parchment, then wrap in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months. Ta-dah!

Pancake Recipe Fillings - Sweet Suggestions

  • A sprinkle of Sugar and Lemon Juice - Classic!
  • A Chocolate Spread with Chopped Banana Pieces and Small Hazelnut Chunks 
  • Maple Syrup with Vanilla Ice-Cream
  • Mixed Berries with Creme Fraiche
  • Raspberry Jam with Clotted Cream

Pancake Recipe Fillings - Savoury Selection

  • Cream Cheese and Fresh Chive with Ham 
  • Tuna Fish, Sweetcorn and Mayonnaise with a sprinkle of black pepper
  • Scrambled Eggs and Crispy Bacon
  • Mozerella Cheese and Chunky Tomatoes
  • Spinach and Ricotta Cheese
  • Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

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Did you know in the USA a 'pancake' is referred to as a 'flapjack'...? Therefore Blackfriars wishes you a Happy Flapjack Day!