Pancake Day recipe

Pancake Day also known as Shove Tuesday and is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent.  Lent is a time to give up from something you enjoy, this year you can support MAMA Academy in their 'Text Your Treats' campaign where you can Be Good and Do Good by donating the cost of your lent treat to the charity.

Lent ends on Easter Sunday when you celebrate with all your favourite treats again! but for now why not enjoy this yummy pancake recipe:


  • 200g plain flour 
  • 400ml milk 
  • 2 large eggs, lightly whisked 
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 
  • vegetable oil for frying 
What to do ?
  1. Put the flour in a large bowl, make a well in the centre, pour in the milk and eggs, then whisk until you have a smooth batter. Add the vegetable oil and whisk again. 
  2. Take a large frying pan and carefully wipe the inside of the pan with some kitchen roll dipped in vegetable oil. 
  3. Heat the pan over a medium heat for about a minute, then add just under a ladleful of batter to the pan and immediately start swirling it around to get a nice even layer. 
  4. Cook the pancake for about 30 seconds then use a palette knife or spatula to lift the pancake carefully and check that it’s golden-brown before turning over. Cook the other side for around 30 seconds and your delicious pancake is ready!

But the top question on everyone's lips is what do you put on the top, are you an ice cream lover, or a fruity favourite... My personal favourite is the traditional lemon and sugar. So how many pancakes are you tucking into tonight?