Pancakes with lemon and sugar

Mix a pancake, 
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan;
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake - 
Catch it if you can.

Christina G. Rossetti - 1830-1894

This easy pancake recipe is wonderfully simple and perfect for cooking with kids. Make up a big batch for Pancake Day and get flipping, but make sure you don't get them stuck on the ceiling!


1. Mix the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl, make a well in the middle of the flour and crack in the eggs. Mix to combine, then gradually whisk in the milk and water until you have a smooth batter.

110g of plain flour

1 pinch of salt


200ml of milk

75ml of water

2. Place a frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. Add a thin layer of batter to coat the base of the pan, cook until the bottom of the pancake is golden then flip over and cook the other side.

3. Once the pancake is cooked, remove from the pan and drain off any excess butter. Repeat the process until all of the batter is used up.

4. Serve the pancakes immediately, finished with a sprinkling of caster sugar and a good squeeze of lemon juice.

Recipes courtesy of Great British Chefs.  Please visit their site for more pancake recipes.

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