Basic Pancakes

Forgive me, but I don't measure precisely. I will give you approximate quantities, so you will need to use judgement with this recipe.


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tab sugar
  • 1 cup milk or 1/2 cream and 1/2 milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder (for extra rising)
  • approx 1 cup flour


  1. Turn on your pancake maker or preheat a small non-stick frypan to medium heat
  2. break the egg into a mixing bowl
  3. add the sugar and whisk until creamy
  4. add the milk and whisk until combined
  5. add about 1/2 cup of flour and the baking powder and whisk until combined.
  6. continue adding more flour until you have a mixture that is thick but can be poured - like thickened cream.
  7. grease your hot pan with butter - your pan should gently sizzle but not smoke
  8. pour about 1/3 cup pancake mixture into your pan (if using a frypan, tilt to distribute the mix into a circle that's about 15cm - 6 inches - across
  9. cook until bubbles burst on the surface and the holes pretty much remain.
  10. flip your pancake and cook the other side until golden
  11. remove to a plate and continue cooking the rest of the mixture


Flavourings can include:

  • grated apple and cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 banana, chopped