I have to admit that I don't really have a recipe for pancakes because I tend to make it up as I go along. However, I start with the same quantity of flour to milk. My secret is to use a little baking powder to make them fluffy.

If you have some cream (sour or plain) that is reaching its use by date, you can use it in the recipe as a substitute for all or some of the milk. Buttermilk is another alternative and you can make your own by adding a tsp of lemon juice to plain milk and setting it aside for a few minutes.

Other flavourings can be added as you please. This recipe is enough for 2 - 3 people.

Basic Pancake ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tab sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tab oil or soft butter
  • 1 cup SR flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • extra butter for cooking


  1. Place a frypan on medium heat
  2. place the egg and sugar in a bowl or large jug and whisk to combine
  3. whisk in the milk and oil (or butter)
  4. fold in the dry ingredients and stir until combined
  5. add a tab of butter to the hot pan
  6. pour about 1/3 cup of mixture into the pan and tilt to spread the mix evenly into a circle.
  7. cover and allow to cook until there are bubbles forming in the mixture and the bottom is browned.
  8. flip the pancake and continue cooking the underside
  9. remove to a plate covered with a paper towel
  10. continue cooking pancakes until all the mixture is used
  11. Serve with flavourings of your choice.

Suggested flavours:

  • maple syrup
  • sliced banana with a drizzle of honey
  • sliced strawberries with a little whipped cream
  • sprinkle of sugar with lemon juice
  • fruit sauce
  • heat 1/2 cup of jam with 2 tab rum and 1/4 cup of water to make an adult sauce
  • icecream toppings such as caramel, chocolate etc.


Instead of adding fruit on top, try incorporating some into the mixture prior to cooking the pancakes. A grated apple and a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnimon works well, or add some fresh or frozen berries if you have them.