Happy Flour, Egg & Milk Day!

Oops, don’t forget the pinch of salt! Don’t worry, I haven’t gone bonkers(!) it’s Pancake day here in Ireland. Or for those of you that prefer the term Shrove Tuesday, which comes the day before Ash Wednesday in the Christian calendar.

Pancakes are fantastic on any day of the year, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  So if you’re looking for Nigella style pancakes then have a look at my post American pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup, if you want traditional ones then read on!


250g plain flour
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 pint of milk

Oil/butter for frying


Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well into the centre of the flour, break in the eggs and mix. Gradually whisk in the milk until you have smooth batter. Pour into a jug and leave to stand for about 30 minutes.


Pop a knob of butter and a little oil into a hot pan and then pour in a thin layer of the mix. Fry until the top starts to blister and then flip over and wait for that side to turn golden brown.


After that it’s up to you! These traditional pancakes were served with lemon and sugar.


Now that you’ve seen the two different recipes, it’s decision time… What would you prefer? Do you want traditional pancakes?


Or American ones?


You decide! Let me know how you get on…..

Melissa xx

25 thoughts on “Happy Flour, Egg & Milk Day!

  1. THAT must be where my mama’s recipe came from; for the pancakes on Pancake Tuesday were thin and wonderful, folded over in three and had lemon juice and sugar.


  2. Yeah Pancake Day, it’s one of 2 days of the year when I don’t have to figure out what to serve for lunch….the other being Turkey Day, Christmas Day to every one else, but being a strict vegetarian it’s the only day my family are guaranteed to be served meat on their plate LOL


  3. My goodness, I had no idea about pancake day or Shrove Tuesday and saw so many people posting about it today. Thanks for teaching me something new–and those traditional pancakes look delicious!


  4. Lovely post Melissa- my mum makes a version of these with saffron and calls them poodla; she would churn out a stack of 30 or 40 and my brother would devour them over the course of a few days! I always make the American style ones with blueberries and maple syrup


  5. love these! Also heard that today is Nat’l Pound Cake Day. Lots of goodies to be had 🙂 lol, my traditional pancakes ARE the American ones. Thinking I want your crepes, though, as they’re lighter and more delicate. Yum either way though.


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