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English Pancakes

When Richard and I first moved in together, he made us “English pancakes” for breakfast. At the time, I was unaware that there was a difference between American pancakes and English ones.

Many American recipes for “homestyle” pancakes call for buttermilk. They are typically dense, yet somehow still fluffy! MY favorite American pancakes are those cooked with chocolate chips and sliced bananas. Amazing.

English pancakes are similar to crepes — light and thin. The batter is so simple, too! Flour, butter, eggs, milk, salt. Well, you can see where this post is going. My grandmother mentioned English pancakes the other day (because of Shrove Tuesday), so I asked Richard if he would make them for us!



You can find the recipe that we used for English Pancakes here. We topped ours with cane sugar and lemon juice — so tasty!

xo Cassie


  1. I love your blog Cas. Your pictures of your food are so enticing. Keep posting! I’ll keep reading. xo

    • Cassandra

      February 23, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Thank you, Jasmin! I love to read comments, because it’s the only way I really know WHO is reading my blog. It’s a great diary for myself, but I am always curious about who my readers are, of course! I’m happy to know that you stop by to see what I’ve been up to. Can’t wait to see you on Wednesday night! xx Cassie

  2. We made the same recipe!!!!
    I loved mine and had some left over so they are in the freezer. Not sure How they will be reheated but will give ’em a try! So easy to make I guess I should just make a fresh batch and know they will be yummy!
    Richard’s version looked awesome too – my mum used to serve them rolled, this time I folded mine.
    See you soon xoxox

    • Cassandra

      February 23, 2015 at 11:18 am

      That is too funny! And for a moment I thought we even used the same plate to serve them on! Very close! Yes, Richard said that growing up, the pancakes were typically in a tri-fold, but shaped more like a “roll” or a loose burrito than a triangle. Yours turned out beautiful, love the triangle folds — and yes, very crêpe-like. So tasty and light. I think I ate 4 of them! xx Cassie

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