How to make traditional british pancakes

These simple English Pancakes are traditionally made in the UK on Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day.) This is a very useful recipe to lớn have up your sleeve – they take minutes to lớn make & you can fill them with your choice of sweet or savoury fillings.

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Everyone in my house adores pancakes. Whether it’s the thick, fluffy American style pancakes or these thin, lacy French crepes, we love them all.

Since today is Shrove Tuesday in the U.K., I thought it would be the perfect time to cốt truyện my recipe for English pancakes.

what’s the difference between traditional english pancakes và french crepes?

English pancakes & Fresh crepes look almost identical và are made in the same way, but English pancakes are thicker than the very thin, lacy French crepe. Crepes also usually have rich ingredients in the batter such as cream.

Pancakes are incredibly versatile – you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Here’s a few ideas:

Sweet –

Fill the pancakes with whipped cream, drizzle with sticky toffee sauce và sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Nutella và chopped strawberries

Sliced bananas, toffee sauce và ice cream

Vanilla apples, Greek yoghurt và granola sprinkled on vị trí cao nhất

Caramelised oranges and Greek yoghurt

S’mores pancakes – fill with mini marshmallows, pop under a hot grill for 30 seconds until the marshmallows have melted, then top with melted chocolate and crushed digestive biscuits

Savoury –

Fill with minced beef ragu and top with grated cheese for bolognese pancakes.

In a similar vein, you could also fill the pancakes with Chilli nhỏ carne and serve with sour cream, grated cheddar và sliced jalapeños

Chicken and ham in a creamy white sauce

Ham and cheese

Smoked salmon, asparagus & cream cheese

While all of the above are delicious, it’s pretty hard to beat the classic lemon & sugar topping.

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How khổng lồ make perfect english pancakes

scroll to lớn the bottom of the post to find printable recipe & instructions

All you need to lớn make delicious pancakes are a few basic store cupboard ingredients.

Plain flour Pinch of saltCaster sugar (optional)EggsSunflower or vegetable oil, or melted butter if you don’t want to use oilMilk

Sieve the plain flour, sugar if using & a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl.

Place the eggs & oil or melted butter in a measuring jug & beat well.Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour in the beaten eggs và oil or melted butter.Measure the milk out in the jug và pour half the milk in the bowl with the other ingredients.

Whisk the mixture very well until you have a light, smooth & lump free batter. địa chỉ the rest of the milk while whisking constantly until the batter is smooth.

how lớn prevent a lumpy batter

If you pour in all of the milk at once, it will be very hard khổng lồ get all the tiny lumps out of the batter. This is why I add half the milk first, adding the rest once the batter is smooth.