Easy pancakes

  • Makes 12 pancakes
  • Easy

Celebrate Pancake Day with this easy recipe, plus ideas for a selection of delicious fillings.

Homemade pancakes with lemon garnish and dusted with sugar

This year Pancake Day falls on 25th February  – celebrate Shrove Tuesday with this easy pancake recipe, plus a selection of delicious fillings.



  • Plain flour 110g
  • large eggs 2
  • milk 200ml
  • water 50ml
  • Pinch of salt
  • Large knob of butter


  • Step 1

    Mix salt, flour and eggs with a spoon until roughly combined. Whisk, adding milk and water slowly until mixture is consistency of emulsion. (Ideally) leave for an hour to settle.

  • Step 2

    Melt butter and add a tea spoon of veg oil. Use kitchen paper to smear a thin layer across frying pan. Get the pan really hot and add a small ladle of pancake mixture – swill around to coat bottom of pan.

  • Step 3

    After 30 seconds of so, lift the edge with a slice or palette knife. If golden, flip and cook the other side for a few seconds. Add filling.

From classic combinations to savoury sensations, here are a few ideas for what to put in your pancakes.

Jam pancakes
Jam pancakes ©Getty
  1. Cream and golden syrup. Sickeningly delicious.
  2. Maple syrup, whipped cream, roasted chopped pecans and apples pan fried in butter.
  3. Golden syrup, crème fraiche, orange zest and orange segments.
  4. keep it simple, so just lemon and sugar
  5. Jam and sugar
  6. Banana and melted chocolate
  7. Or why not try savoury, with cheese and spinach?