Lace pancakes recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 10 min
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  • If you want to switch up your usual pancake style, why not try these beautiful lace pancakes?

    The lace pancakes may look super fancy, but they’re actually really easy to make if you’ve got a squeezy sauce bottle to fashion the batter in the shape you want. The end result looks really pretty and if you stack them up your guests will be really impressed with your skills. We’ve used our scotch pancake recipe as a basis for these beautiful pancakes, so if you fancy making like a Great British Bake Off contestant and making your own lacy pancakes, follow our how to video for the perfect result. We’ve styled ours into a heart shape, but you could easily try a circle if you’d prefer.


    • 1 quantity of pancake batter
    • 50ml milk


    • Start by making up some scotch pancake batter, we’ve used our classic scotch pancake recipe but added 50ml of milk to it to make it easier to draw with.

    • Next, add the batter into a squeezy sauce bottle with a narrow nozzle and make sure the lid is secured tightly. Heat a large frying pan on a medium to low heat (too hot and the batter will burn before you’ve had time to draw out your design). Using your bottle make a small heart shape in the centre of the pan and then make a bigger heart around the outside of the smaller heart.

    • Add a line of semi circles with the pancake batter around the bigger heart, but don’t fill them in. Then zigzag the batter in the space between the two hearts to make a lace effect.

    • Once you’ve finished the lacing, flip the pancake over to make sure both sides are cooked.

    • Carefully remove the pancake from the pan and place onto a plate – you can stack up several lace pancakes to make a lacy stack.

    Top tip for making Lace pancakes

    These pancakes are delicate so make sure they don't get stuck on the pan by keeping the heat low

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