Recipe: Pancake Day

happy pancake day

Tomorrow is Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday. This is very exciting for me for two reasons. One, I never heard of Pancake day until my London friend Trisha here told me about it, and two, I make pancakes almost every Sunday! So we thought to celebrate this by sharing my personal pancake recipe with you.

In truth, I have always thought my pancakes are more similar to crepes as they are thin and smooth compared to what a North American girl like me knows pancakes to be, which are these thick, fluffy monsters. But Trisha assured me that my version of pancakes are what are most familiar to her too. The major difference is that I top my pancakes with nothing else than Canadian maple syrup. It’s the only way for me. But this recipe serves as good base for sweet or savory toppings/fillings alike – so it’s up to you.

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This very simple recipe makes about 10 pancakes:


- 2 eggs

- 3/4 cup of milk (I use full fat)

- 1/2 cup of water

- 1 cup of flour

- 3 tbs melted butter


Wisk together all indredients very well. Set burner to medium heat. When hot, ladel in enough of the mixture to cover the floor of the frying pan (I use a non stick and the floor of the pan measures about 18cm). Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes, shaking the pan every once in a while to loosen the pancake so you can flip it over easier. Once flipped, cook for another minute or so. Slide out onto a plate and repeat until batter is finished.


pancakes 3

all images (c) We Heart Home

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  1. Mina says:

    getting seriously hungry right now. These look amazing!
    Since it’s pancake day tomorrow, I expect some. ;)
    xo, Mina

  2. Hi Holly, we’re big pancake fans in this house as 14yo often makes them on a Saturday or Sunday morning. We make the thicker American ones you’re more familiar with and yes douse them with maple syrup! Love the way you’ve styled your pancakes and the photos look fantastic. I could seriously eat the whole plate right now! Thank you for adding me to your blogroll..adding yours to mine right now. Catherine xx

    • Holly says:

      Thanks Catherine! Even though I had these just yesterday, I could help myself to another plate today too! I love pancakes. Well, actually I’m not sure whether it’s the pancakes or the fact that the pancakes serve as a way for me to ingest unacceptable amounts of maple syrup ;) This recipe is the one we’ve been using since I was just a kid. I have good memories of helping out in the kitchen and feeling like I was doing something quite grown up, of course I was standing on a stool to reach the counter, but still, lol.

      How nice of your 14yo to make you pancakes on the weekend! Just splendid :)


  3. I dislike pancakes, sorry love!!! xx

    • Holly says:

      That’s ok Tina :) There’s really nothing about them that’s good for you, so your not missing anything. It’s the tradition and the maple syrup that hooks me on them.


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