Why do we traditionally eat these only once a year, when they’re so fabulously delicious and easy to make? Here, totally out of season, is a nice easy pancake recipe.


makes around 6

100g / 4oz plain flour
2 eggs
300ml / half a pint of milk
butter for frying.



Him Indoors’s additional topping suggestion: hot golden syrup

Beat the eggs and the flour together, making sure there are no lumps. Then add the milk very gradually until you have a lovely smooth batter.

Heat a little butter in a heavy based frying pan until it starts to foam gently. Pour in some of the batter and coat the bottom of the frying pan. When the batter begins to come away from the edges of the pan, jiggle it! Jiggle it, jiggle it until you can move the pancake around in the pan easily. Assemble a small crowd of onlookers, then flip it into the air with all the aplomb you can muster.

Fetch the step ladder from the loft. Climb up the steps carefully, brandishing a plastic spatula. Carefully scrape the pancake off the ceiling, and start again. Repeat until you get bored / full.

Author: Rachel Wheeley

Comedian, podcaster, full time Mum, based in London, UK

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