Basic Pancake Mix

Basic Pancake Mix

Fancy a simple sweet treat? These delicious pancakes can be whipped up using ingredients from your kitchen cupboard – just add your family’s favourite topping or browse our pancake ideas.


  1. 1

    Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Create a well in the centre and add the egg with about a third of the milk and all of the melted butter. Combine everything with a whisk (an electric one works well). Once all the flour is incorporated, add the remaining milk and, using your whisk, combine it all. Transfer to a jug and rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

  2. 2

    To make a classic pancake, heat a tiny bit of oil in a non-stick frying pan, just to coat the pan. The pan must get very hot (you'll start to see smoke) before you add any batter.

  3. 3

    Add about a ladleful of pancake batter and swirl it about to cover the bottom of the pan. Turn the heat down slightly and cook through on both sides until golden. Use a spatula to turn it, or flip it gently with a flick of your wrist if you’re feeling lucky. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Serve the pancakes immediately with your favourite topping.


  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted then slightly cooled
  • 1 splash vegetable or sunflower oil, for frying

Serves 6

Total time required 10 mins

  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 5 mins