Ultimate French pancakes

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    10 x 20 cm

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Prue: My All-time Favourite Recipes

By Prue Leith

Published 2018

  • About

A good French pancake should be too thin to toss with ease. When I was at cookery school, our teacher used to say that if we could toss it we should toss it out!


  • 110 g plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 medium egg


  1. Put all the ingredients except the fat for frying in a liquidizer or food processor and whizz briefly. (In the absence of a machine, sift the flour with the salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre, exposing the bottom of the bowl. Put the egg and egg yolk, along with a little of the milk, into this well. Using a fork or whisk, mix the egg and milk together, at fir