One of our favourite days of the year is here at last: Pancake Day.

Whether you had pancakes for breakfast, you’re making them for lunch – or going all out with a 12 cake pancake-fest for your dinner this evening, check out our positively delicious yet easy to follow foolproof pancake recipe. With (quite a few) serving suggestions included at the end which we recommend you positively heap on top. Yum.

Pancake Recipe – Makes About 12 Small Pancakes (double accordingly!)

Pancakes in 5 easy steps

You will need:

100g white plain flour

1 egg

150ml milk

150ml water

1 teaspoon olive oil (plus a bit more just for greasing the pan!)

5 Step Method:

1: Sift the flour into a bowl, make a well in he centre and break in the egg

2: Add a little milk and stir gently. Add the rest of the milk slowly and stir until smooth. Stir in the water and oil and beat for one minute.

3: Heat a drop of oil in an omelette pan. When the pan is really hot, pour in about 3 tablespoons of batter. Cook for just under one minute, using a spatula to keep an eye on how it’s cooking.

4: Now the FUN part – try to flip it. *If you’re dropping too many and when it’s no longer funny (and wasted pancakes rarely are to be fair) – just use the spatula to turn it over.

5: Cook the other side for roughly 15 seconds.

Top Tip:

If you’re making a whole stack for a crowd and you (naturally) want to eat together, simply stack the pancakes on a warmed plate as you go and cover (a tea towel or inverted plate both work well). Just put the plate on a saucepan of simmering water or in a cool oven.

Toppings:

Now for the fun part, these are our top suggestions of toppings for this year’s gorge-fest. Not like you don’t them all already. But just to make you hungry…

1. Nutella

Douse your pancake in Nutella

2. Maple syrup and marshmallows

Throw heaps of maple syrup on your pancakes

3. Lemon and sugar

Lemon and sugar pancakes

4. Fruit

Blueberry pancake

5. Ice-cream

Ice-cream pancakes

6. Maple syrup, butter and crunchy bacon

Bacon and maple syrup

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