1. Follow a recipe! Yes, you may think this sounds obvious but really, if you've never made pancakes before you can't simply throw some eggs, milk and flour together and expect a good outcome! See our recipe below and enjoy a delicious pancake.
2. Make sure you have a good quality non-stick pan... simply don't bother if you don't have one else your pancakes will remain in the pan only... stuck to the bottom of it!
3. When preparing your mixture... mix, mix and mix some more! The more your eggs are beaten, the more airy texture they will have... think soufflés and meringues.
4. Make sure the hob is fully preheated before you place the pan on with the batter mixture and ensure you have brushed a thin layer of butter or oil to the base of your pan and warmed it before pouring the batter in.
Okay, so here's a good old fashioned recipe for you...
Ingredients - this is enough to make 8 Pancakes by the way...
11/2 Cups All-purpose Flour
31/2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon White Sugar
11/4 Cups Milk
1 Large Egg
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
Thoroughly sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Once well blended make a well in the middle so you can pour in the milk, egg and melted butter.
Mix altogether until smooth.
Heat your hob and take your lightly oiled frying pan and gently heat.
Pour approximately 1/4 of a cup of the mixture into your pan making sure it is evenly spread and then brown on both sides.
And, with our help, hopefully you'll have something to serve up to the table that looks like this...