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How to cook the perfect pancakes Daddy style

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By Lewis Brown

Hi, my name is lewis, father of two, three if you include the dog. Im from Sunderland which is in the North East of England. Still getting the hang of this blog thing but im doing it any way.

Published on 13/02/2018

Are you a lover of English Pancakes? Or maybe you prefer Perfect American Pancakes? Or maybe a typically French Crepe?

For me there is no doubt that American Pancakes truly out do our UK attempts, when it comes to pancakes.

I have tiresomely searched for the perfect Pancakes online and in books and just never really found the real deal. So I set about conducting some research (and a lot of taste testing) and have successfully developed my very own recipe.

And now, I will share the secret with you. Its really simple, even the kids could do it.
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You will need:

200g self raising flour

190ml full fat milk

1 1/2tsp Baking Powder

3 Free range eggs

1tbsp Caster Sugar

pinch of salt (optional)


  1. Toss all the ingredients in a bowl and give it a good mix to get rid of all the lumps. I use an electric whisk but it’s more fun to do it by hand if you’re involving the kids.
  2. Once all combined, put your frying pan on a medium heat, add a knob of butter in to melt. (You could use oil but butter cooks better and adds flavour to the pancakes.)
  3. Spoon small amounts (or large; up to you) of the batter into the pan and cook for around 1 minute on each side. You will know when to flip, as the batter will start to bubble on one side.
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How you decide to dress your pancakes is up to you.


Maple syrup?



Or just add it all.

You can even go all American and add bacon, sausages and eggs, with maple syrup. Sound disgusting? Try telling the Americans; believe me, its amazing.

Trying this recipe out? Remember to #TDNPancakeday and share your results with us.

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