Missing your mum’s pancakes? Make you own just as delicious!

Pancake day/Shrove Tuesday for some is a religious occasion or just an excuse to eat loads of pancakes. I love pancakes (who doesn’t) but relied on my mum to make. So when I came to university it was a bit of a shock, she shared her secret recipe with me so now I can make pancakes just as good as hers.

Here is her recipe, not so secret anymore…

Ingredients/equipment needed:


  • Toppings of your choice (syrup, Nutella, sugar, lemon juice, strawberries, blueberries etc.)
  • 300ml of milk (or 150 of milk and 150 of water)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 100g of plain flour (about 3 tablespoons)
  • Mixing bowl/measuring jug
  • Frying non-stick pan
  • Sieve (optional)
  • Fish slice
  • Whisk/fork


  1. Heat non-stick frying pan so that it gets very hot.
  2. Put a table spoon of olive oil in the pan.
  3. Pour 300ml of milk into a mixing bowl (to be healthy you can do half milk and half water).
  4. Crack an egg into a mug.
  5. Beat the egg in the mug with a fork.
  6. Pour the egg into the mixing bowl with the milk.
  7. Whisk/fork sifted flour (100g/3 tablespoons) into the milk and egg mixture one spoon at a time whisking after each spoonful.
  8. Add a table spoon of olive oil to the bowl
  9. Keep whisking the mixture together until there are no lumps of flour.
  10. When the oil is bubbling in the pan pour in a small amount of mixture, enough to cover the bottom in the pan.
  11. Wait for the mixture in the pan to solidify ease around the edges of the pancake with a fish slice to help you to turn it over.

  12. Leave the pancake to brown.
  13. Put the pancake in a warm oven to keep warm.
  14. Re-grease your pan for another pancake (using oil).
  15. Re-whisk your remaining mixture and pour enough into the pan to make your second one
  16. When you’ve used up all of your mixture put your toppings on and dig in!