Pancake / Waffles Recipes

Homemade pancake mix

By on 21.09.12

I’m my third year of bachelor Industrial Design Engineering and this semester everyone has to do a minor. I chose to do a minor Software Design at the faculty of Computer Science. Even though I live almost next doors, I lunch at the faculty with my two friends every day. This is because we can bring anything to the cafeteria and heat it up in the microwave! We don’t have microwaves at our own faculty so we decided we have to use them every day for this semester. Today’s lunch will consist of pancakes and sandwiches.

Here is what we ate last week. Excuse me for the worst photos ever.

  • Monday: Roti with curry chicken
  • Tuesday: Pasta
  • Wednesday: Fried rice
  • Thursday: Zucchini pancake
  • Friday: Swedish chicken meatballs, potato salad and fruit salad.


This is what I ate this week.

  • Monday: Bento with chicken wrap and potato salad
  • Tuesday: Fried rice
  • Wednesday: Pasta with bacon mushroom tomato sauce
  • Thursday: Omurice
  • Friday: Pancakes with apples, jam and syrup and sandwiches with P&J and with cream cheese and salmon

This morning I made pancakes to bring with me to the faculty. For my pancakes I use homemade mix, it is very easy to make and handy to have in your cabinet. If you make this mix, which only consists of flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar you don’t have all these preservatives in your pancakes. Also you can adjust the salt and sugar as you like.

I saw Nigella on BBC making these pancakes with blueberry sauce over a year ago, I saved the recipe but it is now no longer on the BBC site. There are many varieties of pancakes, like the Dutch pancakes – called pannenkoek – which are big and medium thick, crêpes which are big and super thin and then the Dutch poffertjes which are only an inch in diameter and domed. The pancakes I made today are the American pancakes. Small and thick.

I enjoy my pancakes with maple syrup, chocolate syrup, fresh strawberries and Nutella. Of course you can eat these pancakes like some Americans do with eggs, sausage and bacon. Here’s the recipe for the pancake mix and the pancakes themself. Enjoy!

PS. I also made a Instagram account so if you want to follow check @hungryatmidnight

EDIT: Check my next post to discover how to make a mug cake with this mix!

Homemade pancake mix
Serves: about 10 pancakes
Homemade pancake mix:
  • 600g/1lb 5oz plain flour
  • 3 tbsp/35g baking powder
  • 2 tsp/12g bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp/6g salt
  • 40g/2½oz caster sugar
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 250 ml/1cup milk
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
Pancake mix:
  1. In a large air tight container mix all ingredients. This is your pancake mix. Store until needed.
  1. In a bowl add 1 cup pancake mix, 1 egg and 1 cup of milk. Mix well and add one tbsp of melted butter.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan without oil or butter.
  3. Drop about two tablespoons in the pan and turn around when the surface is bubbly.
  4. Cook until golden brown on both sides, it takes about a minute per side.
  5. Serve with maple syrup, chocolate syrup, jam, whipped cream, fruits, steak, sausage or whatever you like!


Gail Ho
Mahé, Seychelles

Hello! My name is Gail, I'm a pastry chef currently working in Seychelles. I've studied industrial design engineering and the french art of pâtisserie in Paris. I've been working in Amsterdam, Paris, Biarritz and now in Seychelles.