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Perfect pancakes

Pancakes can be made easily by using a 'cup' ratio of two eggs to the same level of flour and twice as much milk. Don't forget to add a little salt. Watch the quick video to find out how to make perfect pancakes every time.

Extra hints and tips:

• For a lump-free batter, make a well in the flour and slowly incorporate the liquid.

• Wipe your frying pan with the butter using kitchen paper.

• For extra rich pancakes, use one large egg plus two small yolks.

• For softer pancakes, turn the heat down after adding the batter to the frying pan.

• To do the perfect pancake flip, wait until one side of the batter has cooked and shuffle the pancake to the front edge of the pan then, confidently, flip the pancake with a good flick of the wrist.

Skill level

Easy

Equipment you will need for this technique

  • Frying pan
  • Spatula