Pancake day!

Yay today is pancake day!! Yum yum!!
I don’t know about you but I love pancakes, the flat thin ones are ok, but the fat fluffy ones are the bees knees!!
Shamefully the Dutch do not seem to sell scotch/american style pancakes so I have to make my own, but getting the right batter mix for soft fluffy pancakes is not easy!
I have the most amazing recipe for cooking them, so thought I would share in case anyone else is stuck like me!

Ingredients: (makes about 30 small pancakes)
280g Self-raising flour
50g Caster sugar
2 Eggs
300ml Milk
Pinch of bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt


  1. Mix the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a big bowl.
  2. Mix the eggs and milk together in a separate bowl.
  3. Make a well in the flour mix and add 1/3 of the milk mix. Mix it all up and keep adding more of the milk mix slowly so you don’t get any nasty lumps!
  4. Once it is all mixed together you can decide if you want to add extras (like raisins, lemon juice & zest, blueberries etc)
  5. Dip a kitchen towel into some oil and wipe the bottom of a frying pan with it. You really need very little oil for these pancakes! I oil the pan once at the start only, no need to do it more.
  6. Heat the frying pan over the lowest heat on your stove. Using a dessert spoon, spoon 3 lots of pancake mix into the frying pan to make 3 small separate pancakes (you may be able to fit 4 in at once if you have a large frying pan).
  7. Leave the mix alone (really don’t touch it!) When the tops of your pancakes are all covered in bubbles (usually 2-3 mins), carefully flip your pancake.
  8. Leave for another minute or so. To test if they are done try nudging them gently with your spoon, if they move freely they are done, else give them a bit more time.
  9. Dress with chocolate sauce or maple syrup and enjoy!!

I spent last night cooking up a big batch of pancakes with this recipe, and plan to take them (if any are left) to my Dutch lessons today.
I hope everyone else enjoys some yummy pancakes today!

One thought on “Pancake day!

  1. Sew Loquacious Angela

    YUMMY! Your pancakes look scrumptious! Your post is making me hungry!
    Your post also reminds me of when I lived in England…their idea of pancakes were crepes, not real pancakes! I managed to make the real deal once, but could not find maple syrup anywhere! I think I found something close at butcher shop that carried a few Canadian products. I imagine things have changed as more American products have made their way across the pond since I lived in Yorkshire. Anyway, thanks for sharing your recipe and pictures!
    Take care,
    P.S. Your blog looks great! I haven’t been over in awhile…looks terrific!


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