I am terrible at making pancakes generally, and every year on Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday,) Betty Crocker lends her assistance! I always still manage to burn the pancakes or mess them up in some other way, so pancakes are not my specialty to say the least. These little breakfast gems were my first real success in the pancake world and my little one loved them!


125g self-raising flour
1 egg
150ml milk
Oil, or unsalted butter, for frying


• Put the flour in a mixing bowl, make a well in the middle of the flour and break the egg into it
• Pour in half the milk and whisk everything together. Start in the middle and gradually work in the flour
• Slowly add the remainder of the milk and continue to whisk or beat the lumps out so that the mixture has the consistency of double cream
• Stir in any extra tasty ingredients (see the variations below)
• Heat a large non-stick frying pan with a thin coating of oil
• When the pan is really hot, (depending on the size of your pan,) drop small amounts of the batter into the pan, maybe 1-2tbsp each, and spread into a small pancake shape
• Cook for a few mins and then flip to cook the other side, then serve


For a savoury twist, you can mix in grated cheese, and/or spinach, and for a sweet taste, you can mix in grated apple, raisins or chopped blueberries. (PS – you can freeze these too, but layer them up in a freezer bag with grease-proof paper separating the layers)

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