All you need for Shrove Tuesday is a nice simple, old-fashioned pancake recipe – and some steady hands for flipping!


  • 115g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • Butter or margarine for frying
  • lemons 1 to juice and sprinkle; others to serve as wedges
  • caster sugar, for sprinkling


  • STEP 1

    Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and add the eggs, mixing well. Gradually stir in half the milk and beat thoroughly. Stir in remaining milk and beat lightly.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a little margarine or butter in a medium-sized pan over a low heat until fairly hot. Slide it around to grease the pan then pour the excess into a jug, ready for the next pancake.

  • STEP 3

    Pour a little batter into the pan. Tip the pan to spread the batter and make a very thin coating. Cook until the underside is golden brown and the top is covered with bubbles. Toss or turn over, and cook until the other side is golden brown.

  • STEP 4

    Place the pancake on a plate and sprinkle with lemon juice. Roll loosely and sprinkle again with a few drops of lemon juice. If you're happy to get out the sugar, sprinkle with a little caster sugar, too.

  • STEP 5

    Cover and keep hot under a very low grill or in a very low oven until all your pancakes are ready. Repeat the pancake making until all your batter is used. Add more melted margarine or butter to the pan each time to prevent sticking. Serve with lemon wedges.

Pic: Flora