It’s Shrove Tuesday, so of course, we have to have pancakes. The children make Delia’s pancakes most Saturdays, so I thought we’d have these American-style pancakes for a change.


  • 135g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 130ml milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Sieve the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. Stir. Then add the milk, egg and olive oil. Beat the ingredients together and then leave to sit for ten minutes.

Fry in delicious melted butter.

We served with more butter and maple syrup. Yum.