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Pancake art tutorial

Easy American Pancakes

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 200 g Self Raising Flour
  • 50 g Caster Sugar
  • 250 ml Milk - I use skimmed but any is fine
  • 2 Eggs


  • Sift the self raising flour (200g) into a large bowl
  • Add the caster sugar (50g)
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs (2 eggs)
  • Add the eggs and milk (250ml) into the flour and sugar and whisk until you have a smooth batter - it's very important when attempting pancake art that there are no lumps, as this will clog the bottle. If there are any lumps pass the batter through a sieve to remove them.
  • Heat a large frying pan to a medium heat and add the pancake mix (in whatever shape takes your fancy).
  • Cook until bubbles are starting to form on the top and then flip and cook for another minute until the pancakes are golden brown.


NOTE - I don't grease the pan as I use a non-stick pan and so it isn't necessary. However you may wish to use a little butter or vegetable oil to stop the pancake sticking - for pancake art I'd recommend vegetable oil as butter is likely to burn and spoil your image.

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.