Basic Recipe 1

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The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

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Plain pancakes to be eaten as soon as ready, a nineteenth-century recipe. These quantities make 4 pancakes, about 8 inches (20 cm.) in diameter.


  • 3 oz. (90 g.) flour
  • ½ pint (3 d


Add the salt to the flour, break in the eggs and mix well together. Slowly stir in the cold milk. Beat well until of a smooth consistency, about the thickness of thin cream. Grease a heavy frying pan with butter, and when smoking hot pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the centre of the pan, tilt