Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes: Sweet or Savory?

These simple pancakes are both easy to make and cook but also taste awesome, however in our house there is always a light hearted argument over whether pancakes should be sweet (which I think they are) or savory (which my wife thinks they should be).

Where I like jam, sugar and lemon juice or orange juice on mine then rolled up and munched, my wife likes to cut them all up and pour chicken gravy over them, I have tried them with gravy and they are tasty however I still believe that they should be a sweet and not a savory meal/lunch/snack.

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Only 3 Ingredients are needed in the making of pancakes, to make what I did which was 8 large pancakes you will need:

  • 5 small eggs (3 large or 4 Medium)
  • 3 cups of self raising flour
  • 3 cups of milk (1/2 a cup extra if your batter is too thick)

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How To Make Pancakes

This is the easy bit, from making the batter to cooking the pancakes it takes around 30 mins to do 2 stacks of pancakes.

To start with get all the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk thoroughly until there are few to no lumps in the batter, you can use an electric whisk or you can use a hand whisk which is quite therapeutic.

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Sorry that I forgot to take a photo of the mixed batter, you should however end up with a slight yellow/orange tinged thick liquid, you will want the pancake batter to be quite thick so when poured it slowly spreads out and will need a little teasing into the shape when in the pan, this will give you nice thick and fluffy pancakes and not thin almost crepe pancakes.

Next Using a cup or 1 cup measuring cup pour about 3/4 of a cup into a hot frying pan that has a little oil in it and start cooking it will take about 1-3 mins to cook each side and you want a light golden colour as shown in the next couple photos.

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then It is down to repeating the process topping the oil up in the pan every time by adding just a small splash. However you need to cool the pan down after every 2-3 pancakes as they will burn if you do not, I usually run the pan under some cold water then wipe it off with a towel, you do need to be careful doing this as the pan will be hot and the water will spit a little when you do it but it is necessary in keeping your pancakes from burning.

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Once done you get your stacks and they are ready to have your topping of choice on, below are a few ideas on what you can add, If you add anything I haven’t mentioned please comment below what you add or send me pictures of pancakes (at with what you add and I will do a follow up post on all the wonderful things people add to pancakes.

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We add from left to right

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