Pancake recipes

How do you make simple pancakes?

Pancakes are simple to make, delicious to eat and a little bit different all over the world. From the flat crepe style of Europe to the thick American breakfast pancake, to the super-fluffy Japanese variety, there’s a pancake recipe to suit all tastes.

What are the ingredients to make pancakes from scratch?

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 farm animal welfare and buying higher welfare ingredients, flour, RSPCA Assured eggs and RSPCA Assured milk. 

How do you pan fry pancakes?

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 make cook it evenly and maybe give it a flamboyant flip to ensure your pancake cooks both sides. 

How do you make pancakes from scratch without baking powder?

Simple pancake recipes don’t normally involve baking powder. Our traditional pancake recipe uses only flour, milk, eggs and a pinch of salt. 

How do you make pancakes from scratch with 3 ingredients?

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.

How do you make fluffy pancakes from scratch?

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? 

What to add to pancake mix to make it better?

There’s more to pancakes than simply mixing flour, eggs and milk together. Here are a few variations you can try to make your pancakes more exciting. 

  • Substitute milk for buttermilk to make your pancakes richer
  • Substitute milk for apple cider vinegar for lighter and fruity tasting pancakes
  • Mix your milk with sparkling water to make them fluffier
  • Add a pinch of baking soda to the mix to perk your pancakes up a little
  • Add a touch of yoghurt to your batter to make your pancakes richer
  • Add a little ginger or nutmeg to your batter to give your pancakes a bit of zing

What do you put on pancakes?

While the question to the meaning of life might have a simple answer: 42, the question of what is the best pancake topping is far more elusive and we will probably never have a satisfactory answer. So in the meantime, here are a few suggestions of what you can put on your pancakes.

  • Sugar and lemon
  • Maple syrup
  • Jam
  • Ice cream
  • Nutella
  • Stewed fruit
  • Butter
  • Smoked salmon, RSPCA Assured
  • Bacon, RSPCA Assured, obviously
  • Banana
  • Strawberries and cream

Why do we eat pancakes on Fat Tuesday?

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. 

What is the history of Shrove Tuesday?

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.

Look for the RSPCA Assured logo when making your pancakes to support higher farm animal welfare

The RSPCA Assured logo on the box is your assurance the hens that laid your eggs were inspected to RSPCA welfare standards and weren’t kept in cages. Hens raised on RSPCA Assured farms are kept in barns with plenty of space, perches and nest boxes or in free-range systems with access to an outside range. 

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