Sweet pancake recipe

For Shrove Tuesday

(makes 12-14)


  • 8oz plain sifted flour
  • ¾ pt milk and water, half & half
  • 1 large or 2 small beaten eggs (local free range)
  • 1 tblsp melted butter or oil
  • 1 tblsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt


Put flour in large mixing bowl, make a well in centre, gradually add liquid working flour in with wooden spoon. When flour is smoothly incorporated, add beaten egg and other ingredients, and beat mix to consistency of single cream. Then let batter mix stand for a couple of hours.

Heat frying pan, drop in lump of lard and coat base. Stir batter and fill in a coffee cup. Tilt pan & pour in batter at highest point rotating pan to cover base with v. thin layer of batter — let it cook until it shifts when you shake the pan, then toss to cook on other side.

Sprinkle with lemon and sugar, roll up and serve.