Some Easy Family Friendly Recipes for Pancake Day

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Dragons & Daisies Pancake Recipes

It's pancake day and here at D&D towers we are in our *element*. I don't know why we don't have pancakes more often, but then I guess they wouldn't be so special. Whether 

you're a savoury or sweet pancake person we've got 3 family friendly recipes for you to do with your likkle dragons.

Classic Crepes

Serves 4
100g plain flour
2 large eggs
300ml milk
1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
lemon wedges to serve (optional)
caster sugar to serve (optional)


    1. Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter
    2. Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away
    3. Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper
    4. When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.

Scotch Pancakes

Serves 4
225g self-raising flour
25g caster sugar
40g butter, melted
1 medium egg
250ml milk
2 tsp vegetable oil


  1. Sift the flour and sugar into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the melted butter, the egg and half the milk. Mix together, then slowly stir in the remaining milk to make a smooth, thick batter.
  2. Heat a large frying pan until hot. Brush lightly with ½ tsp oil. Spoon 2 tbsp batter on top of each other in the pan to form each pancake (about 8cm wide). Cook in batches of 3 over a medium heat for 1-1½ mins on one side, until small bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook for 1 min on the other side until golden, puffed up and crisp on the outside.
  3. Transfer to a wire rack and cover to keep warm while you make the remaining pancakes. Repeat step 2, oiling the pan each time, until you have made 12 pancakes. Serve warm or cold, with butter and jam if you like.

American Pancakes

Serves 4
200g self-raising flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tbsp golden caster sugar
3 large eggs
25g melted butter, plus extra for cooking
200ml milk
vegetable oil, for cooking


  1. Mix 200g self-raising flour, 1 ½ tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp golden caster sugar and a pinch of salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Create a well in the centre with the back of your spoon then add 3 large eggs, 25g melted butter and 200ml milk.
  3. Whisk together either with a balloon whisk or electric hand beaters until smooth then pour into a jug.
  4. Heat a small knob of butter and 1 tsp of oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. When the butter looks frothy, pour in rounds of the batter, approximately 8cm wide. Make sure you don’t put the pancakes too close together as they will spread during cooking. Cook the pancakes on one side for about 1-2 mins or until lots of tiny bubbles start to appear and pop on the surface. Flip the pancakes over and cook for a further minute on the other side. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
  5. Serve your pancakes stacked up on a plate with a drizzle of maple syrup and any of your favourite toppings.
If you make any pancakes using these recipes please tag us on social media and show us your works of art.
Enjoy 💚⚡💛