Pancakes from How to Eat by Nigella Lawson

I recently signed up to I dutifully added all our books, which turned out to be 135 cookbooks and over 19000 recipes! I used the search function for ‘pancakes’……


Amazingly enough there were 33 results! To be fair, not many of them met the criteria of being a basic pancake recipe. However, the last in the search was Nigella’s recipe in the How to Eat book, so I opted for those.

nigella pancakes - ingredients

The recipe was simple, egg, milk, 00 flour and a pinch of salt. Put the batter to one side for at least 30 minutes, but it will be ok overnight.

nigella pancakes - to mix nigella pancakes - mixing
nigella pancakes - whisked

An interesting tip in the book (and I have heard this before), is not to use a non-stick frying pan. We dont have a non-stick one though, so we had to – this in itself is amazing as we have about 15 different frying pans! We used a ladle to put the batter in, and it was about ¾ full.

nigella pancakes - cooking in pan nigella pancakes - cooking in pan after turning

When I was growing up, we had savoury pancakes. We used to have things like corned beef hash served with pancakes. Nowadays, I opt for a simple ham and cheese.

nigella pancakes - cheese and ham nigella pancakes - folded

This recipe made 8 pancakes. It was reliable and I’d definitely use it again. All the pancakes were great. I’m wondering if this is due to the 00 flour as they were light and cooked well.

What is your favourite pancake recipe?

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