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Pancakes are quite literally cakes made in a pan, so the ingredients are the same as you would expect to find in a cake: flour, eggs and milk. Or if you’re trying to make a difference to farmed animal welfare and buying higher welfare ingredients, flour, RSPCA Assured eggs and RSPCA Assured milk.
Once your pancake mixture is ready and beaten into a smooth batter, heat a little oil in a frying pan, lower the heat and pour in enough pancake batter to cover the bottom of the pan. Be sure to swirl it around to cook it evenly and maybe give it a flamboyant flip to ensure your pancake cooks both sides.
Simple pancake recipes don’t normally involve baking powder. Our traditional pancake recipe uses only flour, milk, eggs and a pinch of salt.
Making pancakes from scratch is simple and only requires three ingredients. All you need to make the perfect Saturday morning pancakes are flour, eggs and milk.
While the traditional British pancake is flat (and served with sugar and lemon), other pancakes around the world are not so vertically challenged. American pancakes are thicker while Japanese pancakes are very light and fluffy.
Just like traditional pancakes, both American pancakes and Japanese pancakes are very simple to make. We have easy-to-follow recipes for both, so why not give them a try?
This Pancake Day, millions of people in the UK will be enjoying pancakes. And while many of us will be wondering whether to go for sweet or savoury toppings or which style of pancake to make, few people consider where the eggs in their pancakes come from.
Fat Tuesday is the literal translation of the French, Mardi Gras. In the UK, it is often referred to as Shrove Tuesday, shrove coming from the old word “shrive” meaning to confess.
Shrove Tuesday comes at the beginning of Lent, a forty-day period of assistance leading up to Easter. Traditionally, people would make pancakes to use up all their fatty foods before going to confession and then starting a meeker lifestyle for Lent.
Remember, premade pancake mix usually contains eggs too, and if the label doesn't specify, they could be from hens in cages.
You can find out more about the higher welfare standards of hens on RSPCA Assured farms.