Proper Good Pancakes

Proper Good Pancakes

Clue’s in the title for this one! DSC_0431

Incase you didn’t already know, It’s PANCAKE DAY tomorrow! (or Shrove Tuesday, call it what you want! Where I’m from we call it Skipping Day and kids get the day off school to go skipping on the beach!) In lieu of this momentous occasion I thought I would let you guys in on my favourite, and foolproof, pancake recipe!

Growing up, I never knew how many types of pancakes existed. My mum always made what I would call English pancakes (if that is even a thing?)- almost like crepes but a bit thicker, no where near anything like the American pancakes we are all so used to seeing now!

So, the first time I stumbled upon a ‘Scotch Pancake’ recipe in an old Aga cookbook I was astounded! I’ve remembered it ever since and tweak it every time I have a go (honestly not all that often!)

From humble Aga cook book beginnings I bring you some seriously good American style pancakes!


  • 4oz Self-Raising Flour
  • 1oz Sugar
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 175ml Milk


  1. Add the flour and sugar and baking powder to a jug/bowl and mix together
  2. Separate the egg, add the yolk to the dry ingredients and the white into a clean bowl, then whisk the egg white until it forms stiff peaks
  3. Add half the milk to the dry ingredients and egg yolk and mix together to form a (very tick!) batter, then add the rest of the milk a bit at a time
  4. Add the whisked egg whites to the batter and fold (try not to over-mix!)
  5. Add a splash of oil/butter into a frying pan then put on a medium heat
  6. Once hot, pour a dollop of mixture into the pan. Once bubbles rise to the surface, loosen the bottom of the pancake with a spatula and flip it over, leave for 30 seconds to a minute and then remove from the pan- repeat until you run out of batter!


This usually makes around 8 pancakes for me but it really depends on the size you make yours! Obviously I topped mine with bacon and a healthy dose of maple syrup but I’ll leave you to let your imagination run wild and choose your own! Let me know you’re favourite toppings!

I believe this may be one of the first Pancake Day’s I’ve spent away from home (bar the one’s when I was at school but they don’t really count!) so that’s adulthood right?

Tara xo