Flippin great pancakes


75g plain flour

1 x 5ml spoon baking powder

25g wheat bran

2 large free range eggs

200ml semi-skimmed milk

1 tbsp natural yogurt

Pinch of salt

A little oil for frying

Bacon or ham to serve


Sieve, 2 x mixing bowls, spoon, whisk, frying pan, pallet knife or fish slice.


  1. Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, stir in the wheat bran.
  2. Break the eggs into another bowl and pour in the milk and add the yogurt.
  3. Whisk together and add the salt.
  4. Pour quarter of the liquid into the flour and mix with a whisk, pour in a little more and continue mixing until all the liquid has been used to form a smooth batter.
  5. Heat a small amount of oil in a pan over a medium heat.
  6. Spoon in a large tablespoon of batter to make 4 small round pancakes.
  7. Cook until little holes appear on the surface.
  8. Carefully flip them over using a pallet knife or fish slice.
  9. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes and remove from the pan.
  10. Repeat until all the batter is used up.

Top tips:

Serve topped with bacon or ham.


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