An Easy Pancake Day Recipe

Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, as it is most commonly known, is a moveable feast and is actually celebrated exactly 47 days before Easter Sunday.  It’s the day before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent, where traditionally people would eat pancakes to rid their food stores of fatty foods before their fasting started.

Today, it’s also a great excuse to serve up some tasty treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

So, whether you’re going savoury for breakfast and sweet for tea here’s THE perfect recipe that will suit all.  And adding your own choice of delicious toppings will mean your tastebuds will be tingling in no time!

Mary Berry’s quick and easy pancakes are perfect for those trying out their pancake making abilities for the first time or those who just want a flipping good supper!


125g plain flour

1 egg and 1 yolk

300ml milk

Serves – 12 crepe style pancakes

How to Make a Mary Berry Pancake Stack

  1. Whisk together the egg, yolk, flour and a little milk taken from the 300ml.
  2. Gradually add the rest of the milk ensuring you are whisking all the time to give a smooth batter.
  3. Cover and leave to stand for 30 mins.
  4. Heat up with frying pan with a little oil and ladle in the batter (2-3 tablespoons), make sure the batter is evenly spread across the bottom of the pan.
  5. Cook for about 1 minute until small bubbles appear on the surface and the underside is lightly browned. Loosen the edges and attempt a toss or alternatively flip with a palette knife.
  6. Cook the other side for approx. 30 seconds and serve!  Keep going and adding to the pile for a pancake stack.

All sorts of toppings can be added!  For sweet pancakes go with a combo of fresh fruit and whipped cream or maple syrup or Nutella.  For savoury options why not try, cheddar and ham, Brie and bacon or creamy chicken and bacon.

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