Traditional English Pancake Recipe | Pancake Day 2022!

Hello lovelies,

You’ll all have seen by now that the famous American pancakes have taken the world by storm very much leaving the traditional English pancakes behind. So, today I thought I’d bring a little more attention to the English pancake and how damn good they are!

Traditional English pancakes is what I’ve been brought up on since the moment I could eat solids. It’s a very nostalgic pancake for me, is it for you?

Now, I love me an American pancake but my dad on the other hand doesn’t. His very old fashioned when it comes to his food and doesn’t really like change so every year without fail, pancake day is the day dedicated to the English pancake!

I honestly don’t think you can beat a thin pancake smothered with your favourite toppings! Only problem is… they a very moreish. That being said, is that not what pancake day is all about? Get me a stack of 10, smothered in all the toppings and I’ll be happy bunny haha.

So if you’d like to make your own Traditional English Pancakes, then keep on scrolling.

Category: Breakfast / Desert / Sweet Treat

Serves: 15

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 Minutes

Overall Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients You Need:

  • 150g Of Plain Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 300ml Of Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • 1tbsp Of Sunflower
  • 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract

How To Make Pancakes:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, place the 150g of plain flour.
  • Next, make a well in the centre of the flour and crack the two eggs into the well.
  • Now, in the centre of the well, pour the 300ml of milk, 1tbsp of sunflower oil and 2tsp of vanilla extract and start whisking from the centre, gradually drawing in the flour from the sides.
  • Once the flour is fully incorporated, beat the batter until you have a smooth, thick paste (TIP: if the mixture isn’t thick enough, add more flour until it begins to thicken. If the mixture is too thick, add a dash of milk to loosen).
  • When the batter has come together and your happy with the consistency, set aside for a moment.
  • Heat up your pancake pan on a medium heat. When heated to your desire, place a small amount of oil in the pan and use kitchen roll to spread the oil evenly over the pan.
  • Using a measuring jug or ladle, pour the pancake batter into the centre of the pan, allow to spread until there’s a thin, even layer.
  • Allow to cook for at least 1-2 minutes, until the pancake is golden brown and the edges begin to look dry, then flip the pancake over and cook on the other side for the same amount of time.
  • Finally, once cooked, place on a plate and serve!

That’s your Traditional English Pancake prepared, cooked and ready for you to enjoy!

I am delighted with how these turned out, they may possibly be the best thin pancakes we’ve (by we’ve I mean myself & my mum) ever made!

They may be thin but they are absolutely delicious, especially when topped with your favourite toppings! Unreal.

Let me know in the comments below if you made these pancakes yourself and if you did, what your thoughts were on them. Are you a traditional English pancake lover?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. February 21, 2022 / 11:30 am

    My husband (American) was so confused when I made pancakes and they were ones like these, haha. I love your recipe — thanks for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      February 22, 2022 / 11:18 am

      Honestly, I feel like the rest of the world are missing out on skinny pancakes. They are the best! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. February 21, 2022 / 4:36 pm

    My pancakes are never this thin, alas, so I’m bookmarking your recipe to try as they look utterly delicious!

    • ellegracedeveson
      February 22, 2022 / 11:19 am

      You’ve defiantly got to try thin pancakes at least once, you won’t regret it, I promise! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. February 21, 2022 / 5:42 pm

    This recipe sounds delicious! I can’t wait for pancake day 🙂

    • ellegracedeveson
      February 22, 2022 / 11:21 am

      I’m always so excited about pancake day, it’s just the best! These really are some delicious pancakes. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. February 21, 2022 / 7:51 pm

    Oh this looks absolutely delicious! I don’t usually have pancakes but these have tempted me, haha. I’ll have to give them a go! Thanks for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      February 22, 2022 / 11:21 am

      These really are delicious! I promise you won’t regret trying these. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. February 22, 2022 / 9:33 am

    You have made them look so mouth-watering. I love pancakes!

    • ellegracedeveson
      February 22, 2022 / 11:22 am

      They really are delicious! Partnered with these toppings – omg amazing. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. February 22, 2022 / 2:57 pm

    I am sooooo looking forward making these on Pancake day! They are the best, we just love them x

  7. February 22, 2022 / 3:51 pm

    I love pancakes, in fact they are the only time I break my no breakfast rule because they are so good. This recipe looks fantastic and easy to make. I will have to give this a try to see it compares to other pancake recipes I have tried.

  8. February 22, 2022 / 5:50 pm

    I love pancakes but definitely don’t eat them a lot! This recipe looks very nice and similar to how I make them – I always think they make a nice treat either on a day off or at the weekend! x

  9. February 22, 2022 / 10:44 pm

    I love pancakes like this, the presentation here is spot on! They look delicious.

    Corinne x

    • ellegracedeveson
      March 7, 2022 / 6:38 pm

      Thank you so much! You can’t beat a good skinny pancake. They really are delicious, aren’t they? Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. February 23, 2022 / 1:54 am

    Thanks for sharing they look delicious 🙂 Will try making some.

    • ellegracedeveson
      March 7, 2022 / 6:38 pm

      These are truly delicious, I hope you enjoy! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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