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Traditional English Pancakes

Traditional English Pancakes

Classic British pancakes, perfect for weekend breakfasts

Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword Pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 Pancakes
Author thebakingexplorer


For the pancakes

  • 285 g Self raising flour
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 570 ml Milk cow's or plant milk will both work
  • 50 g Caster sugar

For the toppings

  • Lemons
  • Caster sugar
  • Blueberries


  1. Put a frying pan on the hob to heat up at a low-medium heat

  2. In a mixing bowl stir the flour and sugar together

  3. Add the eggs and whisk in

  4. Then add the milk bit by bit, whisking between each addition until you have a smooth batter

  5. Spritz a little oil or add a knob of butter to the frying pan, then add a ladle full of batter

  6. Cook the pancake for about 4 minutes, then flip it over and cook for a further 3 minutes

  7. Serve immediately with a good squeeze of lemon juice, a generous sprinkling or sugar and fresh fruit like blueberries too if you like!