I think this is a fool proof recipe - even the first pancake works!

The batter doesn’t need to sit and rest before using.

2 tips:  Get the pan hot before the first pancake goes in & wipe the pan with a lot of butter using kitchen paper, but wipe it off if that makes sense...

Makes 6.


4oz plain flour

90ml water

200ml milk

2 eggs

Pinch of salt

Butter for the pan


  1. Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix the milk and water together
  3. Make a well in the middle of the flour and salt.
  4. Break the eggs in to the well and whisk – using a normal hand held balloon whisk.
  5. While whisking add the water and milk slowly.
  6. Keep whisking till smooth.
  7. Then use a laddle to scoop out the mixture, tip it into the pan swirling around.
  8. cook for a little then TOSS it!!