Pancake Day Recipe

15th February 2021

It’s Shrove Tuesday tomorrow, meaning that we’ll all be eating lots of pancakes! Did you know that, on average, 117 million pancakes are eaten on Pancake Day each year? That amounts to almost 13kg of flour! So, we thought it’d be fitting to share this simple crêpe recipe with you, so that you can join in and make your own pancakes at home. It’s a super quick and easy recipe which uses ingredients you’re likely to already have, and they can be eaten topped with both sweet and savoury ingredients. We hope you enjoy.


  • 175g plain flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 450ml milk
  • Sunflower oil, for frying


Step One: Weigh the flour in a large jug or bowl. Crack in the eggs, add half the milk and a pinch of salt. Whisk to a smooth, thick batter. Add the remaining milk and whisk again. Set aside for at least 30 mins.

Step Two: Heat a large non-stick crêpe pan or frying pan. Add a drizzle of oil, then wipe out the excess with kitchen paper. When the pan is hot, add enough batter to just cover the surface, swirling it and pouring any excess back into the bowl. The pancake should be as thin as possible. When the edges are peeling away from the sides of the pan, shake it to see if the pancake easily releases and is browning on the underside. If not, cook a little longer. Flip and cook the other side for a minute or two. Serve, or keep warm in a low oven.

If you want to go even more advanced, here’s a how-to video with tips for flipping your pancakes.

The recipe is available from the BBC Good Food website, here: .  Happy Pancake Day! Remember to only cook with a parent or carer present.