Pancake Day: Test out this tasty recipe from a Seaham cafe for the perfect treat

They are the ideal treat to take the edge off a long day at school or work.

Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 12:31 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 12:37 pm
The perfect Shrove Tuesday treat from The Pancake Kitchen, Seaham.

And with Pancake Day just around the corner, we have decided to help you out with the ideal recipe to make this year's celebration go off without a hitch.

Whether you like them sweet or savoury, the foundation is just the same - and it has to be good.

Simon Haley from The Pancake Kitchen.

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A big thank you to Simon Haley at The Pancake Kitchen, Seaham Marina, for sharing his fail-safe recipe with us. Let us know how you get on with your own attempts!

This will make 10-15 pancakes, with a bit of spare batter for those failed flip attempts!


190g plain flour

4 eggs (free range for colour and flavour)

350ml milk

140ml water

20g melted butter

Pinch of salt


Sift flour and salt into large mixing bowl, before whisking the eggs and adding to the flour.

Gradually add milk and water whilst whisking. Add melted butter and give the mixture a final whisk.

Make sure pan is hot and add some butter.

Pour in one small ladle or two large tablespoons of batter and swirl round pan, making sure all the pan is covered - this makes much thinner and crispier pancakes.

Wait until bubble start to appear on surface, then FLIP - this is what that spare batter is for.

Wait until the pancake starts going brown for that extra bit of crispiness.

Serve piping hot with good quality vanilla or chocolate (or both) ice cream and a high grade maple syrup, finished with icing sugar - perfect!