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Pancake Day Pancakes
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4.77 from 13 votes

Pancake Day Pancakes

In the United Kingdom (UK), Pancake Day is synonymous with Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. It is viewed as the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before the upcoming Lent season. What better way to use up these ingredients than with Pancakes?
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: British, English, Irish
Servings: 4
Calories: 233kcal


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup milk (300 ml)
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour(100 grams)
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • Superfine sugar for sprinkling on pancakes
  • Orange for squeezing juice on pancakes


  • Beat eggs and milk until fully combined. Add vegetable oil and salt; beat until well incorporated.
  • Add flour; beat until smooth.
  • Heat ½ teaspoon butter in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add ¼ cup of batter. Swirl pan to completely coat bottom. Cook until batter is set, about 2 minutes. Shake pan to loosen pancakes.
  • If you're adventuresome, toss the pancake into the air; otherwise, using a silicon spatula, turn the pancake. Cook several more minutes.
  • Sprinkle warm pancakes with superfine sugar, and squeezed fresh orange juice. 
  • Either fold pancakes in half, or roll up. 
  • Yield: 8 pancakes; 4 servings.


Serving: 2pancakes | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 160mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1.5mg