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The Perfect Pancake Recipe

A little while ago I Instagrammed some pancakes I made for our Sunday morning breakfast and had people asking how on earth I made them so perfectly browned.  Was it the way I cooked them or the pancake recipe perhaps?

The Perfect Pancake Recipe

Well, I really don’t know how I got them looking so perfect, I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary and cooked them in a frypan as usual with a little bit of butter. So perhaps it is the actual pancake recipe that makes them so good after all!

So, now I’m letting you in on my secret, my perfect pancake recipe.

The Perfect Pancake Recipe

Eva Lewis
This will make about 6-8 bread and butter plate sized pancakes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 -8


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 50 g unsalted butter melted plus extra for the frypan
  • 300 ml milk


  • Combine the flour, baking powder and cream of tartar in a bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and add the eggs and sugar.
  • Cream the eggs and sugar with a hand mixer and add the melted butter at the end, mixing it through.
  • While gradually adding the milk, continue beating the mixture with the hand mixer on high until it forms a thick mixture and all ingredients are combined.
  • Add a small amount of butter to a fry pan and heat on medium heat. Don't have the element up too high <g class="gr_ gr_407 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Punctuation multiReplace" id="407" data-gr-id="407">otherwise</g> it will burn the pancakes and they won't be cooked properly in the middle.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan until you reach your preferred size, gently tilting the pan with the handle to spread the mixture out a little if needed.
  • Cook until you can see the bubbles in the pancake start to pop, this is when it's ready to flip.
  • Cook for a further 30-40 seconds.
  • Transfer to a plate and keep covered until ready to serve.

Enjoy with your favourite toppings! Mine is good old butter and raspberry jam.

P.S. Don’t forget to pin the recipe for later!

The Perfect Pancake Recipe

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  1. May 26, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    The kids like golden syrup on theirs. Saving this recipe for the next time, I might even try it out on the kids tomorrow and have a slow morning. Izzy has a pupil free day and the weather is supposed to be wet and cold.

  2. May 27, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Your pancake photo is making me hungry! I haven’t made any for a while. I stopped making them when I got frustrated at all my family members pinching them as I cooked rather than waiting for them all to be ready and sitting down to enjoy them together!. Maybe I’ll make them again this Saturday but with strict rules of no pinching any until I sit down at the table with them!

  3. May 27, 2016 / 11:45 am

    I want pancakes… pronto. I have less than a week before I really need to go gluten and dairy free (just need tests while I’m full of gluten if that makes sense before I can commence) and pancakes are definitely on my must have list.

  4. Mel
    May 28, 2016 / 9:29 am

    300 mls seems a lot of milk? In the middle of making these now.

  5. May 31, 2016 / 11:05 am

    I never would’ve thought to use cream of tartar, Eva! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂 x