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Irish pancake recipe: how to make perfect Irish pancakes at home

by Mama Loves Ireland

Irish pancake recipe: step by step guide to make delicious Irish pancakes for shrove Thursday, St Patrick’s Day and Irish-inspired meals!

Pancakes are very popular in Ireland. Plain, with berries, chocolate or syrup, they appear on all breakfast and brunch menus in restaurants and they even have their own day: Pancake Tuesday!

Irish pancakes make the most of some of Ireland’s freshest and delicious produce: Irish eggs and milk. This is how to make Irish pancakes at home.

Ingredients to make Irish pancakes in cups

  • 2 cups self-raising white flour (standard flowers work too, they just come out thinner)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 0.1 caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup milk (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup Irish creamy butter
  • A small dollop of butter for cooking

Ingredients to make Irish pancakes in grams

  • 250gr cups self-raising white flour (standard flowers work too, they just come out thinner)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 30 gr caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 500 ml milk (room temperature)
  • 60 gr cup Irish creamy butter
  • A small dollop of butter for cooking

How to make Irish pancakes: method

Take a large bowl and pour in the flour, the eggs and the caster sugar.

Mix well and then add the milk slowly to the mixture (use milk at room temperature to prevent lumps forming), stirring all the time to make a smooth batter.

I use a wooden spoon to mix, but if you have a whisk, that may be better as helps it come out smoother, then leave it to rest.

Melt the butter in the microwave or in a skillet then slowly add it to your batter and mix again. Cover your batter with cling film and put it in the fridge to rest for an hour or a little longer.

Once ready, heat a non stick pan and add a dollop of butter until it melts and coats its base. Pour a ladle of batter in the pan and move the pan so that it forms a think pancake, then leave to cook for about a minute.

After that time, the bottom side of the pancake should be cooked enough to allow for easy flipping/turning. Flip and cook for an extra minute, then remove, out on a dish and sprinkle with sugar, then repeat with all the others. Serve hot.

What to serve Irish Pancakes

Irish pancakes are delicious served with:

Honey, fresh berries and nuts

Blueberries – on top but you can also mix them in the batter and get blueberry pancakes, delicious!

Irish jam and Irish cream

Yield: 24 pancakes

Easy and delicious Irish pancake recipe

plate with small irish pancakes with berries and walnuts

Easy to make, delicious Irish pancake recipe perfect for breakfast, Shrove Tuesday, St Patrick's Day and any day when you feel like bringing a taste of Ireland to your home. Use fresh eggs and Irish dairy for the best result or just serve them with piping hot Irish tea for a perfect Irish-themed snack!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-raising white flour (standard flowers work too, they just come out thinner)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 0.1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup Irish creamy butter
  • A small dollop of butter for cooking

Instructions

Take a large bowl and pour in the flour, the eggs and the caster sugar.

Mix well and then add the milk slowly to the mixture (use milk at room temperature to prevent lumps forming), stirring all the time to make a smooth batter and leave to rest.

Melt the butter in the microwave or in a skillet then slowly add it to your batter and mix again. Cover your batter with cling film and put it in the fridge to rest for an hour or a little longer.

Once ready, heat a non stick pan (of whatever size you want your plancake to be) and add a dollop of butter until it melts and coats its base. Pour a ladle of batter in the pan and move the pan so that it forms a think pancake, then leave to cook for about a minute.

After that time, the bottom side of the pancake should be cooked enough to allow for easy flipping/turning. Flip and cook for an extra minute, then remove, out on a dish and sprinkle with sugar, then repeat with all the others. Serve hot.

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