World's Easiest Pancakes




Feeling hungry? Make some of these, they're incredibly quick and easy to make and taste great.

Step 1: Obtain Tools and Materials

You will need:

-1 cup plain flour
-1 cup milk
-1 egg
- butter
- lemon

-mixing bowl
-frying pan
-wooden spoon
-hand or electric beaters
-butter knife or spatula
-kitchen paper

Step 2: Combine Ingredients

- Mix the egg into the flour using the wooden spoon. The more thorough you are here the less lumps your pancakes will have.

- Add milk gradually and stir in. Make sure all lumps are gone before adding most of the milk.

- Switch to the beaters and add the rest of the milk. Beat thoroughly.

The batter is now complete. Easy wasn't it?

Step 3: Prepare the Pan

- Rub some butter into the pan and increase the heat until the butter begins to burn. Now wipe out the residue completely using a wad of kitchen paper. Be careful not to burn yourself.

- Now reduce the heat slightly and add more butter.

Step 4: Let the Frying Begin

- Using the ladle, tranfer exactly the right amount of batter to the pan.

- Tilt the pan around to spread the batter out thinly.

Step 5: Keep on Cooking

- When the batter has completely changed colour, it is about ready to flip. Here you have a choice of techniques.

1. Shake the pan vigorously to loosen the pancake to the point where it slides around, then with great finesse and skill toss the pancake and flip it.


2. Use a knife or spatula or similar device to lift the edge of the pancake and flip it the boring way.

Step 6: Serving

- Slide the pancake out onto a plate.

- Sprinkle on some sugar and squeeze some lemon juice.

- Roll it up.

- Do something more fancy if you so desire.

Step 7: The End

- Eat

- Enjoy

- Make some more.

This recipe is very simple and could be modified to produce a variety of dishes. Since there is no sugar in the batter you could try something savoury. Experiment, then if you come up with something delicious post it on Instructables.



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    95 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Thanks! I needed a simple recipie to satisfy my Pancake Craving. I am British and we call these pancakes, no sugar is needed in the batter. As for toppings; sugar and fresh lemon juice is hard to beat, though I am going to try Maple syrup, Cinnamon and lemon today! I also like soft fruits and greek yoghurt as a topping. A friend once made us Canadian pancakes (he was canadian) with bacon and maple syrup and they are a diferent pancake entirely, more like a "drop scone" to us in the UK as you add sugar to the batter and you use a raising agent to get them to rise. I will eat a pancake in whatever form it manifests itself!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey! These are great! My whole family loves them! My mom used them as shoe inserts. They felt good! My dad finally patched that hole on the roof with 1 of those. Now we don't have any leaks! For me, I put 5 of those in each hand & used them as 5 lb. dumbells! Then finally, my brother (Eddie) & I played frisbee with each other. Those things could fly! At 1st, I ate a couple of them & now my dad says to drink alot of water. Why? Because when they come out, IT'S GONNA HURT!!!! Well, thanks!

    P.S.: Where did you get the recipie from, Rubbermaid?


    12 years ago

    Sigh, Americans... Those are not pancakes, those are crepes. And yes, they are delicious. Try topping them with brown sugar and maple syrup or better yet, fresh fruit with a light sprinkling of white sugar.

    12 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    yes, crepes are completely different from pancakes. i cant stand pancakes but crepes are my favorite breakfast food. real maple syrup tastes the best on them especially with a light dab of salted butter.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    1. I am south African
    2. They are pancakes (well here in sa) crepes are like this only alot bigger and less sweet.
    3. we call the thicker ones flap jacks
    4. And toping them with homemade lemon syrup and cinnamon IS the best I have tried

    Sharingan Silkcalltobe

    Reply 12 years ago

    Indeed, pancakes and crepes are the same thing... except for the shape. Crepes are very thin while pancakes are thicker. Here in France, there are a lot of "recipes" to accomodate your crepes. Simplest is just to sprinkle sugar on it. Another simple thing is putting jam/marmelade. Still my favorite one is putting nutella and banana.

    tz1_1ztSharingan Silk

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    This is how we make pancakes in England, and we call them pancakes! It's my language and I'll decide what they are called :) A popular topping is sugar and lemon juice. They are not really a breakfast dish over here, everybody eats pancakes on Shrove Tuesday then forgets about them for 12 months .
    They are not the same as crepes. A crepe batter is very thin, cooked in a much bigger pan or on a hot plate. A crepe is almost paper thin when cooked. The ingredients might be the same, but proportions are different.
    For a mini pancake cooker see my Cancake instructable.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I know! We need to eat pancakes more often! I was really annoyed because I was in France for 'Mardi Gras' and they didn't celebrate anything! I was expecting more crepes than I could eat - I thought it was a big thing in France. I think I'll make some now to make up for it.

    Joe Martintz1_1zt

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Finally another brit who understands my pancake frustration, Why can't they get that these are pancakes and that there our pancakes!

    Swedish crepe with nutella and banana... that sounds awesome. I routinely make these for Saturday morning breakfast fro my family.. I'll have to try the nutella and banana ones this weekend. I also make Æbleskiver

    Leon Closefasteddy

    Reply 12 years ago

    Well actually I'm Australian and I thought they might not be pancakes. Proper maple syrup is just about impossible to get around here, wrong hemisphere and all.


    8 years ago on Introduction

      Omg I'm drooling. HELLOOOOOOOO breakfast! Hehehehe.


    9 years ago on Step 7

    to make it easier to fry these:  spray the hot pan with a pan stray, add the batter and then pick up the pan and rotate it making the batter form a nice thin pancake.  These will fry up in about 30 seconds.  just flip and fry the other side for about 10 seconds and voila!!! you've got some dang good crepes for filling with whatever, or just sugar and butter like this guy did.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    worked great, made a chocolate chip batch. very good.