Strawberry and blueberry pancake-Honest Mum

Papa G’s Perfect Pancakes

Papa G’s Perfect Pancakes

Updated post. We love Pancake Day in this family but to be honest Papa G has a penchant for pancakes all year long. I distinctly remember treat breakfasts of piles of pancakes growing up and my Dad teaching my brother and I how to make the perfect pancake.

raspberry pancake-Honest Mum

Here is the classic sugar and lemon combo but my Dad prefers his with raspberries, strawberries and lemon toppings!

raspberry pancakes

They are pretty.

raspberry pancake-Honest Mum

They are quick to make too and you can freeze them.

pancake in a pan-Honest Mum


200g plain flour
2 free range and organic medium eggs
50g unsalted butter, melted plus extra for frying
400ml milk
15g caster sugar
a pinch of salt
150g raspberries
2 lemons, rind grated then cut into wedges, to serve
4 tbsp caster sugar for sprinkling


1. Put the sifted flour, eggs, melted butter, caster sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Mix gently, then whisk in the milk until you have a smooth batter with no lumps.
Cover and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2. Stir the batter gently before using.

3. Put a little butter in a non-stick frying pan set over a medium heat and let it melt (not smoking) and coat the pan.

4. Using a ladle, pour a 13 cm circle of batter into the pan and evenly spread a quarter of the raspberries on top of the pancake.

5. Cook for 2 minutes or until the pancake is golden brown on one side. Gently lift the edges with a small palette knife until you can feel it is completely detached from the pan and flip the pancake over. Cook the other side for a further 2 minutes.

6. Lift the pancake from the pan and turn it over on to a serving plate. Scatter with lemon rind and some of the caster sugar and serve with a lemon wedge.

Repeat until you cook all four perfect pancakes.

Handy tip: You can make use blueberries or strawberries, lemon rind and sugar or a combination of these instead.

blueberry pancake-Honest Mum

Blueberry pancake.

Lemon pancake-Honest Mum

Lemon and sugar pancake with grated lemon zest on top.

Strawberry and blueberry pancake-Honest MumStrawberry and blueberry pancake.

Let me know if you try them, won’t you!


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