Easy Pancakes Recipe

Easy Pancakes Recipe for Shrove Tuesday

pancake recipe

Falcon enamel mug used here for pouring.

Just a quick post to remind us all how to make pancakes with this easy pancakes recipe by Mod Fam Food, which we debuted as a brunch recipe last year, but can easily be adapted in time for tea this Shrove Tuesday. We love an American pancake in our house but you can follow the more traditional recipe below for more pancake flipping fun.

You will need…

For American Style pancakes

140g self-raising flour, sieved

200ml semi-skimmed milk

1 large egg

Pinch salt

1 tsp caster sugar

30g butter for frying


For British Style pancakes

120g plain flour

200ml milk

75ml water

2 large eggs

Pinch of salt

30g butter for frying

pancakes recipeTala cook’s measure, Kenwood mixer

pancakes recipe

Here’s what to do…

  1. Whisk the flour, egg, salt and sugar together in a bowl adding the liquid slowly until thick and smooth then leave to stand for a few minutes.
  2. Heat a little of the butter in a large frying pan until melted, and add spoonfuls of the batter cooking for a few minutes each side until just golden… for larger thinner pancakes in more of a traditional Brit stylie, use one dollop of batter and spread around the whole pan.
  3. Serve immediately with anything from sugar, chocolate spread, jam and honey for the traditional pancakes or beef it up with berries, fruit, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup or cream for the American style.

pancakes recipe


Add a tsp cinnamon to the batter, and serve with honey and chopped walnuts.

For the full brunch version of the recipe click here.

pancakes recipeJohn Lewis serving platter

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