French Pancakes Recipe at MyDish

French Pancakes

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  • Place flour and salt in a bowl add the eggs and milk. Whisk together for about 5 mins until the mixture is well blended together into a relatively thick but pourable paste.

  • Heat up a large frying pan and place a generous knob of butter into the pan. When the butter has melted use a large spoon or ladle and pour just enough mixture into the pan to cover the base of the pan. The secret of French pancakes is that they should be very thin.

  • Once the pancake has formed (set) in the pan and cooked for a few mins simply turn it over and allow to cook on the other side. Cook both sides until golden brown.

  • Once the pancake is cooked simply add your favorite topping - savory or sweet, its up to you. I like to use tuna and cheese on my savory pancakes and ice-cream, Syrup and strawberries or chocolate sauce on my sweet pancakes.
  • Tips

    • Try the pancakes with flaked Tuna and grated cheese for a savoury alternative - my kids just love it for an easy Sunday evening tea!

      While cooking the pancakes, and if you are brave enough, have a go at flipping the pancake without using a spatula or the like. This often results in great fun and hoots of laughter and encouragement froms the kids but be prepared to pick up the occasional pancake from the floor or scrape it off the ceiling.


    • 3 Eggs
    • 2 cups Flour
    • 2 cups Milk
    • pinch or two Salt

    By Views 8489  Added Thu May 10 2007

    More like French Crepe, easy and quick to make and a great treat for kids. My Nanna showed me how to make these 50 years ago.


    I used to cook this a lot as a child. It was a recipe I learned from my Nanna who also taught me how to flip the pancakes - thanks Nanna. Read More