Basic Pancake recipe

Recently our youngest daughter started cooking. Pancakes are a great way to start learning basics in the kitchen; cracking eggs, how to tell when pan is hot enough for cooking, flipping, remembering to turn off the stove, and cleaning up. The best part is watching her face as she sits down to eat something she has created by herself. This recipe serves one generously. 

Basic Pancake Recipe


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour + 1 Tb extra
  • butter for cooking


  1. Heat pan on a medium heat.
  2. Crack an egg into a jug or bowl, add milk and whisk together using a fork.
  3. Whisk in 1/2 cup flour adding extra flour to get the right consistency (approximately 1Tb extra).
  4. Check the heat of the pan by sprinkling a little water on it and seeing if it evaporates straight away. If it does, add 1/2 tsp butter coat the bottom of the pan.
  5. Pour pancake mix into the pan and cook until bubbles form around the outside.
  6. Flip and cook until the pancake is cooked through.
  7. Serve with berries and a little maple syrup

To make a family batch simply multiply by the number of serves needed. These also refrigerate well and are yummy served cold with jam.

Basic pancake recipe


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