It’s cold, wet and grey outside and the ONLY answer on a day like this, is pancakes.  Not your thin little whispy crepe thingies: thick, delicious, warm and fluffy American-style pancakes.  They may not be exactly what the doctor ordered but Shrove Tuesday is a must, and as long as everything is in moderation, we say ‘go for it’. 



- 200g self raising flour

- 11/2 tsp baking powder

- 1 tbsp golden caster sugar

- 3 large eggs

- 25g melted butter (and a bit for cooking)

- 200ml milk

- A bit of veg oil for cooking



1. Mix the flour, baking powder, golden caster sugar and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. 

2. Make a well in the centre of the mixed ingredients and add the eggs, melted butter and milk.

3. Whisk it all together until smooth and pour into a jug.

4. Melt a bit of butter in a frying pan with 1tsp of veg oil and when the butter looks frothy, pour in helpings of the batter.

5. Make each one roughly 8cm across and space them out: they’ll spread a bit as they cook.

6. Give them a minute and then turn them over with a spatula: you’ll know its time when they start popping tiny bubbles. 

7. Stack ‘em high and serve with whatever you want – sliced fruit, syrup, bacon …. go wild! 

8. Have another one on us...