My mother’s pancake recipe

I grew up watching my mum prepare these in the early morning, and helping her pack them into a large container to bring to church, every time she was on food duty for the after church service coffee hour by the ladies’ ministry.

I love the recipe for its utter simplicity – that one can pull the ingredients out onto the kitchen counter in five minutes and have the delicious aroma of fresh off the stove, home-made with love, pancakes wafting out from the kitchen to the living room in half an hour.

And so does her grand-daughter. 🙂


1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
Sugar to taste (I usually put in two tablespoons)
1 egg, lightly beaten
Slightly over 3/4 cup milk
Dob of butter

1. Mix the flour and sugar.
2. Add in egg and milk, and stir until mixture turns smooth.
3. Heat a pan and grease it with a dob of butter.
4. Pour tablespoonfuls of the pancake mixture onto the pan.
5. Wait until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, then flip over to cook the other side.
6. Eat them on their own, or serve with toppings of your choice.


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