Traditional English Pancakes

    55 mins

    Fluffy, fall-apart-in-your-mouth treats for a sumptuous breakfast for someone special!

    13 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 rounded tablespoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 6 large eggs, separated
    • 300ml Milk
    • 2 Tablespoons melted butter

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Mix together flour and bicarb. Drop in egg yolks and mix while adding milk. Mix till smooth. Let sit for between 30-60 minutes (go back to bed in the meantime!).
    2. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer till stiff. Add a spoonful of egg whites to the yolk/flour mixture and stir gently. Add the melted butter in a thin stream, still stirring. Fold in the remaining egg whites ever-so-gently, mixing until just combined.
    3. Heat a non-stick pan or swipe a butter-soaked kitchen paper over a regular pan. Drop the desired sized portions on heated pan. Turn when little air bubbles burst on the uncooked side. Cook for about 5 seconds on the other side - DON'T press with the spatula...this would keep them from rising so beautifully.

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    Lovely! I find it hard to make little pancakes properly! These turned out perfect. Maybe i have a sweet tooth as i had to add a little extra sugar! But loved them. Try them with nutmeg too!  -  28 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    Bit too eggy. Could have done with one/two less eggs. Nice and fluffy. May be better with sugar and lemon as a topping as there is no sugar in the recipe.  -  18 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    They had way to much baking soda in them for my liking. though they are easy to make, and look great.  -  20 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)