Pancake Tuesday

Happy Pancake Tuesday! Here is my recipe for thick, spongy pancakes to celebrate a tradition that dates back centuries.

Pancake Tuesday


  • 3 eggs separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 60g butter melted
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • extra butter


  • Beat egg yolks, then whisk in the buttermilk and melted butter.
  • Sift the dry ingredients over the mixture and fold in.
  • When you are ready to cook the pancakes, whisk the egg whites to soft peaks and fold into the batter.
  • Lightly grease a heavy base frying pan and spoon/ladle in ¼ cup of batter.
  • Cook until bubbles start appearing on the uncooked side facing you. Flip into air and catch with precision and cook other side.
  • Recipe makes about 12 pancakes. Top with maple syrup, Nutella, lemon & sugar or whatever takes your fancy.

TIP: For chocolate pancakes, replace 50g of the flour with Dutch cocoa.