Try the best recipes for pancakes and crumpets

Try the best recipes for pancakes and crumpetsPancakes and crumpet are loved by children, but also by adults. You can prepare sweet or salt pancakes. Eat them warm or even cold and stuff them with a variety of toppings to suit your taste and imagination. The basic option, which is known to everybody are sweet pancakes with jam and cream, sugared with icing sugar. But you can stuff them with cheese, spinach or even with meat mixture, etc.

History of pancakes

Battercakes or pancakes from different kinds of flour for example from buckwheat flour, wheat or corn were part of the diet of ancient peoples. So called galeta, pancake made from buckwheat flour was first consumed itself. Later people started adding into it different fillings from fat, eggs and meat. Adding cinnamon and ingredients of the orange tree was the precursor of today's sweet pancakes.

Pancakes basic batter

Ingredients for about 8 pancakes

  • ½ pint of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package of vanilla sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • vegetable oil

Basic batter for pancakes - preparation

Mix all ingredients well with submersible mixer into a smooth mass. Give it rest for a while before frying. It is recommended 15-30 minutes. For frying pancakes are good and advisable pans with low margin and non-stick surface. At first oil the pan on which you going to do the pancakes. The best way how to do them is to turn pancakes by pitching them up in the air with the pan. You can turn them mechanically, but by pitching them up in the air we can be absolutely sure, that they will not tear apart, what normally happens when you turn them mechanically on a pan.

Pancakes - sweet and savoury variations

The batter for pancakes is quite versatile and you can prepare from it savoury or sweet variety. Classically, we can spread jam on pancakes. Excellent in combination with pancakes is for example apricot or strawberry. Pancakes also taste great with a variety of fruit dressings, honey, nut butter, plum jam or sweet cheese. Rolled, bent or folded pancakes can be decorated with flavoured whipped cream, sugar icing, vanilla and cinnamon sugar, butter or cream spill. For a nice and tasty finish you can also use grated chocolate or nuts.

Try the best recipes for pancakes and crumpets

Savoury pancakes are usually staffed with meat mixture, spinach or boiled eggs. It taste great with baked cheese and even with a creamy dressing with spices. Perfecting recipes and other culinary experimentation is only on your imagination and ideas. You will definitely think of many possibilities how to prepare delicious pancakes to fit exactly to your taste.

Cup pancakes

Ingredients for about 12 pancakes

  • 3 cups of milk
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • caster sugar
  • favourite filling

Cup pancakes - preparation

Whisk eggs in milk and then add flour. After stirring add gradually sugar and salt. When the batter is ready and aged pour some vegetable oil or butter on the heated pan. Pour the batter into the pan with ladle. When the pancake is golden brown from one side turn it and fry it from the other side. Serve pancakes with spread jam or sweet cheese, wrapped in rolls and sprinkled with icing sugar.

Pancake cake with cheese filling

First fry 10-15 pancakes equal size, set aside to cool. Next, prepare one cup of fruit, a cup whipping cream filling and a package of cheese, icing sugar and jam or marmalade.

Mix cheese to taste with icing sugar and mix it into a smooth cream.

Put the first pancake, which will form the basis of the cake, put on a plate and spread with jam and cream. On that put another pancake and repeat the procedure. The finished pancake cake can be decorated with whipped cream and chocolate sauce and fruit. Let the cake stiffen before slicing and serving in the fridge.

Tender pancakes

Ingredients for about 8 pancakes

  • ½ pint of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 300g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • vegetable oil or butter

Tender pancakes – Preparation

Sieve flour first and put it into a bowl, stir it and add the milk and whisked egg yolks and make a soft batter. Whip from the egg whites tough snow and fold it in carefully. Fry pancakes on a frying pan greased with oil or butter and on both sides.

Try the best recipes for pancakes and crumpetsQuick pancakes without eggs

Ingredients for about 8 pancakes

  • 300g plain flour
  • 600ml milk
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ sachet of vanilla pudding

Quick pancakes without eggs – preparation

Mix all and fry pancakes on a heated frying pan in hot oil fry. The batter for the preparation of these pancakes should be bit runnier.

Apple pancakes


  • vegetable oil or butter for frying
  • cinnamon sugar for garnishing
  • 750 ml milk
  • 10 g of sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 5 eggs
  • apples
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine
  • pinch of salt

Apple pancakes - preparation

Peel the apples and get rid of core. Dice them finely. Whisk eggs with a little bit of milk and flour. Then add the remaining milk, wine, sugar, pinch of salt and apples. Make smooth batter from the mixture. Heat the oil in a frying pan and prepare thicker pancakes. Finished pancakes sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Baked Pancakes stuffed with cottage cheese and raisins


  • 200g plain flour
  • 0.5 litres of milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 or 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of semolina sugar
  • butter or vegetable oil

For the filling

  • 400 g of cheese and possibly a little milk for the dilution
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 1-2 yolks, whites possibly
  • lemon peel
  • sugar to taste
  • raisins in a reasonable amount

For the dressing of baking will need 2 eggs, 0.25 litres of milk, butter for greasing.

Baked Pancakes stuffed with cottage cheese and raisins - preparation

First, prepare the batter for pancakes. When it's done let it rest for a while. Mix curd cheese with egg yolks, sugar and zest of chemically untreated lemon and raisins. Whip the egg whites and be stirred with curd cheese.

Bake pancakes in fat or butter, then add filling and wrap them. Place swaddled pancakes in a baking dish. When it is full, put it in a preheated oven, heat it briefly, pour dressing made from eggs beaten in milk, and bake for about 15 minutes at 180 ° C.

You can decorate it with pickled fruit, caramel sauce, grated chocolate etc. .

Potato pancakes


  • 500 ml milk
  • 400 g of potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • vegetable oil

Potato pancakes – preparation

Sieve cooked and peeled potatoes and mix them with the egg yolks, a little bit of sugar and salt and mix all with flour and milk. Fold into thus prepared batter whipped egg-whites. Whipped egg-whites will be stiff enough if we cool egg whites in advance. However, in no case, there must not be any yolk in the whites. Also tempo whipping mixer is critical - we start slowly and then accelerates. Pour finished batter with ladle into the pan with heated oil and fry pancakes on both sides until golden brown.

Try the best recipes for pancakes and crumpets

Leavened spinach crumpets


  • 200g frozen or fresh steamed spinach
  • 750 ml milk
  • 25 g yeast
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • marjoram
  • crushed caraway seed
  • salt
  • oil
  • grated cheese

Leavened spinach crumpets - preparation

At first let thaw spinach. Mix the yeast with a pinch of sugar in a small amount of warm milk, and let it rise. Add into leftover lukewarm milk leavened yeast, spinach, eggs, sifted flour, garlic, spices and salt it. Prepare batter and leave in a warm place to rise. Bake the leavened batter bake in a oiled frying pan on both sides of crumpet. Sprinkle them immediately after its done with grated cheese. Thus prepared, we can serve with boiled potatoes or vegetable salad.

Amaranth pancakes without gluten, dairy and eggs


  • 120 g amaranth flour
  • 80 g gluten free flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 400 to 450 ml water

Amaranth pancakes – preparation

Mix from this ingredients runny pancake batter, which then let rest for 20 minutes. If it's too thickened, dilute it with water yet. Fry thin pancakes in a oiled frying pan. Stuff or spread finished pancakes with our favourite filling and you can serve them.

Parallels of pancakes and their names in the world

Palatschinke - Austrian and Bavarian pancake

Blini - the Russian savoury equivalent of pancakes, in which are added grated potatoes and which is filled with bacon or fish. In sweet variant the garnishes are sweet apples and grapes.

Pannenkoeken - Dutch pancake

Crepe - French sweet and very thin pancake

Galletes - French savoury pancakes made from buckwheat flour

Dosa - Indian version pancakes are made from lentil flour, or chickpeas, served with curry or chutney

Baghrir - North African pancakes served with butter, honey and mint tea

Banh Xeo - a kind of Asian pancakes, stuffed usually with vegetables, meat, fish and shrimp

Tortilla - dry pancake made from corn flour widespread in South America, filled with meat, vegetables and cheese


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