My Classic Delicious Pancake Recipe!

Monday, 20 March 2017


I LOVE pancakes. Sorry, but that was an admission I needed to make. However, there is ONE thing that can make or break a pancake, and that is whether it's homemade or not. And that's what I'm here for!

For today's blog post, considering it was Pancake Day a while ago, I'm going to be sharing with you my ultimate pancake recipe and method that allows you to turn out delicious and perfectly round pancakes every time! It's so quick and easy, as you'll see from this simple tutorial. You can't lose!



Ingredients:
  • 150g plain/all purpose flour
  • 1 LEVEL tablespoon baking powder (you don't want to overpower the mixture with baking powder)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 225ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Toppings of your choice!
Method:


So, here, as you guys can see, I've combined all of the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry in another, for added ease when it comes to the next stage. (If you're a lazy chef like me, the best option for you is to follow this step)


Next, you'll need to tip all of that dry goodness into a large bowl and create a well in the centre, whether that be with your trusty wooden spoon or just your hands. (Your best tools!)

Now it's time to introduce out wet mixture to the dry mixture (be sure to do it slowly, she's shy) and, using a whisk and employing a beating motion, incorporate the two together. Make sure that everything is really mixed in and that there are no lumps in the batter. The most important element that you're looking for from your mixture is the presence of air bubbles, which indicates how light and airy it is. The more air bubbles you create, the lighter and fluffier the end result, so don't be afraid to really get in there and WHISK LIKE YOU'VE NEVER WHISKED BEFORE! And, plus, it's such a workout. (NO gym for you today!)


Once you've really given it enough elbow grease, you should end up with something much like what I've got here; not too thick, not too thin and PLENTY of air bubbles. Perfect!


Now, this is something I've taken to doing lately and it's really pushed my pancake game to a whole new level. With the finished batter, you're going to want to decant it all into a jug that has a pointy spout. (Okay, I know I sound like a mad woman at this stage but just trust me, I'll explain it all to you guys soon! Have faith in your girl.)


So, now we're ready to get cooking! Yay! (I get way too excited about these things, I know...)
Here, I've got my pan ready and my batters just chilling out by the side of the stove, so all that's left to do is start heating up the fat of your choice on a low to medium heat.  I personally prefer butter, due to the rich, creamy flavour it provides the pancakes with, but if you normally use oil then go ahead! I'm not going to stop you; it's totally your choice.

However, a small word for my butter babies: butter burns. It burns QUICKLY. So, be sure to watch your pan because, honestly, the transition from yellow to black is faster than you'd ever think. Trust me. Top tip: Next time you're cooking with butter on the stove, add a tiny splash of oil in with it to prevent any potential burning situations. (You're welcome.)


Now, proceed to pour your first bit of batter in order to form your premier pancake! (I'm proud of you.) Here's where the jug comes in handy: the pointed spout allows for maximum precision in pouring the batter, effortlessly creating perfectly round pancakes EVERY TIME. (There is some method behind the madness here on my blog. Well... sometimes anyway.)

To give you a rough idea of what the size should be, have a little look at the image above: here, I decided to make some pretty average sized pancakes. With the quantity of batter we've got here, you could probably make about 6 pancakes, however, since this recipe is so diverse, you can make these pancakes as large or as small as you would like them to be, depending on how many people you have the responsibility of feeding. If you ever happen to have a hungry giant stop by at your home, feel free to just make one large pancake.

Once you've laid that mixture down, leave it to cook on a medium heat for approximately one and a half minutes before flipping it (don't worry, if you're not a ninja and struggle to flip your pancakes "airborne" style like everybody else, save yourself some time and use a spatula) in order to achieve a beautifully golden and crispy underside, just like this:


For me, this sort of colour is absolutely ideal, but feel free to cook it a little less to obtain a softer exterior or a little more to obtain burnt remains. Repeat the previous step on the other side of the pancake, before removing it from the pan and placing it on a plate lined with paper towel, to blot off any excess fat.

At this point, all that's left to do is repeat the cooking process until you have no more batter left! And you're finished! You may now enjoy your delicious, fluffy homemade pancakes with the toppings and spreads of your choice!

Everybody's different when it comes to topping a pancake, so I decided to include a few tasty ideas/options below, for you guys. (I.e. MY favourite pancake accompaniments!)


Well, there you go guys, I really hope you loved this recipe; these pancakes are so much fun to make and genuinely taste amazing!

What's your favourite topping/spread for pancakes? Did you make pancakes for pancake day? If so, how did they turn out? Let me know in the comments section and, as always, if you enjoyed reading, follow my blog for more creative content just like this!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x

49 comments:

  1. I love pancakes too!! Mine always come out very ugly lol and I always burn them. I'll have to try your recipe. Not really sure how I mess something like pancakes up but it's actually challenging at times!
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    1. Well you know lovely it doesn't matter if they come out ugly, it's about what they taste like! (so cheesy, I know, tell me about it) You're right, it can be pretty challenging, so don't worry! Do try this recipe though, it makes things a hell of a lot easier! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. My husband is in charge of the pancakes. He is in charge of most cooking, I have to admit, and of course his pancakes are the best I have ever eaten. He would probably stop doing tem if i said otherwise. Your recipe looks delicious too though.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Ah yes, this recipe is delicious but it sounds like your hubby has got his locked down and mastered too! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  3. This recipe sounds sooooooo tasty :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. Thanks very much for coming and reading it soph! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. I love pancakes but don't make them enough! Will have to try out your recipe. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. Yeah, my family tends to buy ours for convenience on a sunday morning but making them homemade, from scratch, is so much more worth it. You get the satisfaction of having cooked something and, obviously, you've got some delicious pancakes! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. I love pancakes too!!
    great recipe!!<3
    I will try it out.
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    1. Thanks very much for reading, let me know how it goes hun! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. They look so yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They definitely taste lovelyyy! x You're so welcome Lauren, thank YOU for reading! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. Ah! I have been trying to make pancakes, but never added butter, sugar or salt! HAHa I'm defo going to try this recipe x

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    1. Yass, there are definitely variations in recipes from different people but this one is a winner! x Feel free to try and let me know how it goes hun! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  8. I am the worst at making pancakes, will have to give your recipe a go! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Haha Kate, stay positive and work at the technique; It'll come! Do give this one a go, you won't fail, and that's a promise! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. Dang! This recipe sounds so good. I am particularly found that there's butter in there haha. I hate all those 'healthy' pancakes. If I want pancakes, I am having BUTTER. ;p

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. Hey Emily, thanks so much for taking the time to read this post! x I love pancakes, and this recipe gives you REAL pancakes! None of that low fat crap! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. These look lovely! I'm definitely a Nutella topping kinda girl!

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    1. Ah Danielle, I definitely agree with you, nutella beats everything in my books! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  11. These look so delicious! Love your recipe need to try this out :)
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    1. Hey Heather, thanks so much, really glad you enjoyed this recipe post! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. Can I say one word? YUM!

    x TargetGirl
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    1. Haha, thanks so much for reading hunny! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  13. OMG!!! Pancakes are just the best breakfast in the entire world I liked to topping them with blueberries sooo yummy LOL

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    1. Yesssss blueberries and maple syrup; you're definitely my twin there! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. These look scrumptious, I now have a new favorite pancakes recipe.

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    1. Leyla! Glad you liked this one! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. This addictive comfort food gives you a thicker layer of sponginess than a traditional English pancake with no acrobatic, nerve wracking pancake tossing involved. I love the flavour interactions between egg, milk and caramelised sugar which are subtle and pure. So no topping required for me thanks.

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    1. Yes, I am definitely agreed when it comes to the fact that the all import pancake flip is definitely nerve wracking business! x And ooo, get you with no topping! I suppose with that subtle hint of sugar, it's not really obligatory because it tastes fab anyway! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. Love pancakes with nutella. I can eat plenty of these 😁
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    1. Hello hunny,
      Thanks so much for the comment and the follow; much appreciated and, of course, I'll follow back! x Pancakes with nutella are honestly heavenly! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. Love this recipe, the flavour is great. I love pancakes with lemon & sugar: it's a match made in heaven.

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    1. Thanks very much for the read x I see where you're coming from with that statement, but I think nutella just beats lemon and sugar! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. If it were by me, I would eat everyday pancakes with bananas and Nutella! :))


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    1. oo yes, banana and nutella do go ever so well with each other Ana! xx Thanks very much for the follow, I will, of course, check out your blog and follow back! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing an amazing recipe!

    Deepti xx

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Deepti, so glad you enjoyed this one! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. I'm now craving pancakes after reading your post! I've only used pancake mix in the past (I'm so lazy it's embarrassing), but your recipe sounds and looks so much better. Thank you for sharing!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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    1. Haha, that pancake craving is absolutely normal; I get it all the time! x Oh dear Jenny, packet pancake mix? xx Well now you have a delicious homemade alternative!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  21. I love pancakes. But mine dont out half as nice looking as yours.

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    1. Haha, thanks so much for reading Ishita, don't worry, practice makes perfect - It'll come! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. Thank you for sharing this recipe. The last pancake i made was an absolute failure. I'm definately trying out your recipe.
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    1. No problem lovely, and aww, I'm so glad your going to give mine a go: trust me, you'll love it! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  23. I'm also a pancake fanatic! You're recipe is almost the same as mine but I like to add just a hint of nutmeg to mine, and I use 2 eggs. I'm really loving your blog it has a very nice clean look to it !

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    1. I am DEFINITELY going to try adding nutmeg; it sounds sooo good! Thanks so much, so glad you're liking the blog! xx I love yours as well! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Yass, me too girl, thanks for reading my recipe! xx
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  25. I loooove pancakes too!! What a helpful recipe, I haven’t made pancakes in ages, but have good memories of having them on Pancake Day. I like mine with sugar and lemon. :-) xx

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