30 min
Enjoy the taste of soft and warm pancakes with our easy recipe that is so good that it makes you want to make more right away. Serve the homemade pancakes with your favourite jam and whipped cream, creating a soft, airy, and scrumptiously sweet sensation on top of your freshly baked pancakes. It is the perfect treat for the whole family, and you only need a few simple ingredients to savour it.


  • Put the flour in a bowl and whisk in the milk little by little to a "lump-free" smoothness.
  • Melt butter in a frying pan and add it to the mixture. Use browned butter instead, for a more intense and nutty flavor
  • Add eggs and salt, beat the batter well and let it rest for approx. ½ hour.
  • Bake one pancake at a time (½-¾ dl batter per pancake) at high heat, approx. 1 minute on each side or until golden. For extra buttery feeling, fry in some butter between each pancake.
  • Keep them warm under foil and repeat with the rest of the batter.
  • Serve the warm them with whipped cream and jam.

To dress up your pancakes with different fillings and toppings, try our recipe for a homemade sweet and tart plum jam or dulce de leche with its creamy toffee-like flavour served in the pancake on top of a homemade vanilla ice cream. You can also try a French classic with our recipe for crêpe suzette if you enjoy our thin pancake recipe and cannot get enough of the sweet dessert.


Try adding 1/2 dl of beer. This sounds unusual, but the beer gives the pancake a great aroma, and makes the even more airy and light due to the carbondioxide. The alkohol will evaporate during baking.


To ensure a smooth and lump-free pancake batter, mix the ingredients in a blender. Letting the batter rest will also make a smoother pancake since the resting time will allow the flour to soften and absorb liquid, giving a lighter and softer pancake.


Use a non-stick frying pan for the pancakes, as this will make it easier to flip them, and you do not need to add additional butter to the pan when making them. Heat the pan slowly to moderate to high heat; it will be easier to control the temperature without having to adjust constantly, and you end up with the best result.


Freeze any leftover pancakes by placing baking paper between each of them. When you wish to serve them, you can easily remove any number of pancakes from the freezer and defrost them.

Questions about pancakes

Pancakes are an easy and delicious dessert enjoyed with a variety of different fillings. Read below and learn more about this classic dessert as we go through some of the most frequently asked questions so you can prepare this simple yet irresistible treat.

How to make a pancake?
Once you have prepared the pancake batter, heat a frying pan; you do not need to add butter to the pan as the batter already contains enough butter for baking – especially if you are using a good non-stick pan. Pour about 0.5-1 dl of batter, depending on the size of your pan, onto the pan and bake one at a time at high heat until both sides of the pancakes are golden. Use foil to keep them warm until you are ready to serve them with whipped cream and jam.
How to make pancake batter?
Making the pancake batter is simple as it only requires a handful of ingredients that you most likely already have at home. Mix the ingredients and whisk until you have a smooth batter without any lumps. You can also use a blender to ensure its smoothness. Let it rest for about 30 minutes before baking the pancakes, giving a much lighter, softer, and smoother result.
How long does pancake batter last?
How long the pancake batter will keep in the fridge depends to a great extend to the shelf life of your ingredients, so be sure to check that before storing the batter. Our pancake recipe has flour, eggs, milk, butter, and salt, allowing the batter to sit in the fridge for about 2-4 days. Be sure to refrigerate the batter immediately and not leave it out for several hours. Store in an airtight container.
Can you freeze pancake batter?
If you have some leftover batter or just want to save time, you can freeze the batter. However, the quality of pancakes made from frozen batter depends on how long you keep it frozen and which ingredients you use. Pour the batter into a freezer bag and gently push out excess air but leave some space for the batter to expand when it freezes. When you are ready to make pancakes, let the frozen batter thaw in the fridge overnight. You will need to blend the mixture again if you freeze it.
What is the difference between crêpes and pancakes?
The difference between crêpes and pancakes depends on the specific recipe. Crêpes are French-style very thin pancakes, and other types can be either thin, as in this thin pancake recipe, or thicker, as American pancakes. Our thin pancakes and crêpes do not contain baking powder, whereas American-style or banana pancakes do.
How thick should pancake batter be?
Pancake batter should neither be too thick nor too thin, but it should be thin enough to be poured in a thin stream from a ladle. The key to getting the right consistency for the batter is to let it rest, covered for about 30 minutes before baking the pancakes. This allows the batter enough time to set. To ensure that the batter has the right consistency, pour a bit of the batter onto the pan to see how well it spreads around the pan. If you feel like the batter is too thick, you can add more liquid to thin it. Likewise, you can add more flour to thicken the batter if it is too thin.
How to know when to flip a pancake?
For the best result, flip the pancake when the batter starts to bubble, and the edges of the pancake are golden-brown. You can also use a pallet knife to check by gently lifting the edge but be careful that you do not tear it.
Do pancakes need to be refrigerated?
You can leave the pancakes out for a couple of hours after baking them. Otherwise, they need to be stored in the fridge covered with cling film or foil, where they will last 2-4 days before they become dry. We recommend you warm them in the oven or microwave after refrigeration to get the best taste and texture.
How to get lumps out of pancake batter?
To avoid any lumps in the pancake batter, whisk in the milk little by little. You can also sieve the flour before adding the milk to the mixture. But if you get lumps in the batter, use a blender or food processor to get a smooth, creamy batter without any lumps.

Nutritional values

Nutritional value, per

Fibre 6.8 gram fibers
Protein 49.8 %
Carbohydrates 184.9 %
Fat 121.8 gram


(2 ½ dl) wheat flour
150 g
4 dl
50 g
Coarse salt
½ tsp
Double cream – whipped into a foam
1½ dl
125 g

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