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How to Make Pancakes


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Growing up, my family always celebrated Pancake Day. My Mum and Dad used to make the pancakes and we would sprinkle sugar and lemon or golden syrup on the pancakes. I loved it. Then we moved to New Zealand and we discovered Pikelets.

how to make pancakes with kids

How to Make Pancakes


Pikelets were mini pancakes and they tasted quite different. I always missed the traditional pancakes and so when I returned to the UK, I learnt how to cook them.

The recipe is simple and each year Sylvia and I made our own pancakes until 2013 when I became unwell. We will be celebrating Pancake Day again soon although this time I wont be able to eat the pancakes (due to my planned gastric bypass). John and Sylvia will be enjoying them this time around.

Today I’d like to share our recipe for making pancakes.

how to make pancakes with kids

First of all you will need the following ingredients. (For the Pancake)

40z Plain Flour

A pinch of salt

2 Eggs

200ml of Milk mixed with 75 ml of water

50g of Butter

how to make pancakes with kids


Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. We used the metal bowl from our Kenwood Chef Machine.  Make a hole in the centre of the flour and break the two eggs into it. Using a manual Whisk, whisk the eggs and mix together with the flour.

Next begin to add small amounts of the milk and water mixture into the bowl, whilst still whisking the ingredients. Their may be lumps but theses will disappear eventually. Once all the liquid in in the bowl, use a spatuala to scrape the sides and mix into a smooth batter. Using our Kenwood Chef, we then gave the mixture a good electric whisk. This was fun and Sylvia’s favourite part.

Turn the cooker on and heat up the frying pan. Once the pan is hot, turn the heat down to a medium temperature and drop a small amount of pancake batter into the pan. This is a test and will show you if the pan is ready. Pour a small amount of batter into the hot pan. Once the batter hits the pan tip the pan from side to side to get an even coat along the base of the pan.

The pancake should cook in about 30 seconds. You can then place a spatula under the pancake and flip it over! (My daughter had a turn flipping the pancake- under strict supervision). You can then cook the other side of the pancake for a further few seconds before sliding onto the plate and starting again.

how to make pancakes with kids

When we made this batch of pancakes, we stacked our pancakes on a plate and then shared them out with the family. Some of us had treacle, others had lemon and sugar. My Uncle had a savoury pancake and added rocket leaves and salmon which was rather different. I hope you find this recipe useful and enjoy making pancakes of your own.

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  1. Oooh we love pancakes in our house too, just with sugar and lemon-delicious. That looks like one very impressive pancake too. Will have to bookmark this as I always find myself frantically googling pancake recipes when the children ask for one :- ) #tastytuesdays

  2. Pancake day (or Jif lemon day to a certain generation!) always seems to sneak up on me but I love making them each year – I know my daughter normally has them at preschool if she’s there that day, but it would be lovely to make them with her too. My husband and I normally have savoury then sweet ones in the evening. Yum.

  3. When I read the title of this post, I first thought “God, is it that time of year again?!” I am not a fan of pancakes! I love the photos of your daughter though, she looks like she loves helping in the kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gemma xx

  4. I love pancakes! This year Taylor will be old enough to try one so I’m certainly going to be trying some lovely recipes, i’m liking the look of yours! xx

  5. I love pancakes! We go quite indulgent with the toppings , I love Nutella, maple syrup or melted chunks of chocolate orange! I always look forward to pancake day, it definitely brightens up February (which is really it my favourite of months).

  6. You’ve just taken me back to my childhood so thank you for that. My nan always use to Make pikelets. I’ll have to have a go now with your recipe x

  7. I use to make pancakes a lot when my daughter was younger but have not really gone there lately. I think this is a fun exercise to do with kids

  8. My girls love making pancakes too. It’s so easy and you can mix in your favorite ingredients without hassle! Like chocolate chips and bananas!

    1. Yes Sylvia lost to do cooking in the kitchen. open share pictures which are from the past because I’m not well to cook in a minuteThere is something we love to do when I’m well.

  9. I absolutely love pancakes with sugar and lemon, but I am veru mich a bit of this and a bit of that cook. I dont measure ingredients for pancakes but jist donit by eye.
    Thanks for linking up with us, Tracey xx #abitofeverything

    1. yes I have friends to come by eye. We do a lot of the time with many of our meals but when it comes to baking a little bit more careful, so that I don’t do it all wrong. Angela

  10. Aww she looks so adorable in these photos! Monkey had pancakes for the first time last year because I found an egg free recipe. They turned out pretty well actually. It took me ages to find one – there seems to be a real lack of them!! xx

  11. I don’t know why I always wait for pancake day to come around to actually make and eat them, I love them! I have fond memories of pancake day, it was all about who could eat the most in our house ๐Ÿ™‚ And by the way, when I say make…I mean buy a ready made mix ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe I should try making my own this year now I am a little more confident in the kitchen xx

    1. We do too. I think it’s kind of ingrained in us.Lol I think this year due to me being newly operated on and John not doing pancakes they may be bought ready made lol!

    1. Thanks so much. This activity was three years ago now but i’m enjoying sharing activities from the past which i could do when i wasn’t feeling this sick.

    1. lol. I think due to being so unwell we may have to buy some this year too! Ready made from the bakery lol. Cooking is fun but not when your sick or way too busy!

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