Perfect pancakes

By February 9, 2015FOOD & DRINK

Pancakes make the perfect quick weekend treat – for breakfast, brunch or even tea time – using basic ingredients you’ll already have in the cupboards at home. Here is the Scarlet recipe for pancakes that are thick like American pancakes, but very light and delicious.


  1. Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a bowl, add the salt and then mix in the sugar.
  2. Whisk the milk and eggs together in a jug and then add this to the dry ingredients, whisking to a smooth, thick batter.
  3. Allow this to rest for 10 minutes – whilst you find your favourite ingredients to top the pancakes with.
  4. When you’re ready to cook, get a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat and melt a small knob of butter.
  5. Add 3 seperate tablespoons of batter to the pan at a time, turning the pancakes once small bubbles appear so that they are golden each side (about 3 minutes on each side).
  6. Keep the pancakes warm under some kitchen towel whilst you use up the rest of the batter.
  7. The serve with your choice of toppings.

You will need:

  • 150g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2tbsp sugar
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Butter or oil for frying

Toppings ideas:

  • Your favourite berries and maple syrup.
  • Rhubarb roasted in the oven with a little sugar with a dollop of creme fraiche.
  • Caramelised bananas – create a caramel with melted butter and brown sugar and add the bananas til caramelised, top with some toasted hazlenuts for some crunch.
  • Dark chocolate sauce – make your own just with melted chocolate and double cream – and a scattering or raspberries.