Whether you like them plain, sweet or savoury, pancakes are the perfect way to turn your fry up into a feast.


  • 25g butter
  • 160g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 300ml milk
  • 80ml water


  1. Melt the butter in a frying pan and transfer it to a bowl or ramekin – you will use the melted butter to grease your pan between each pancake
  2. Sieve the flour and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl
  3. Make a well in the bowl. Break the eggs into the well and mix the ingredients together with a fork until all the egg has been absorbed into the mixture
  4. Mix the milk and water together in a jug. Slowly pour the milk/water mixture into the bowl, whisking constantly to make a smooth batter
  5. Put your frying pan on a high heat. Dip a paper towel into your melted butter and use it to grease your pan
  6. When the butter is bubbling, add a ladle of batter to the middle of your pan. Work the batter round the pan until the base is covered
  7. Cook the batter for about a minute on either side. Keep your pancakes warm while your hungry guests wait by placing a plate over a saucepan of boiling water. As you cook each pancake add it to the plate and cover with tin foil
  8. When all your pancakes are cooked serve with sugar, lemon juice, maple syrup, fruit, cheese, bacon or whatever takes your fancy!