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Heart-Shaped Pancakes

This recipe comes from The Great British Baking Show and it is a fabulous recipe. It makes the best pancake mixture to create such cute heart-shaped pancakes.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Heart Pancakes, Lace Pancakes, Pancakes, Recipe, Special Breakfast, Valentine's Day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes
Calories 87kcal
Author Happy Happy Nester


  • 175 g 6oz plain flour
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 300 ml 10fl oz milk
  • 25 g 1oz unsalted butter, melted


  • Sift the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the middle. In a separate bowl or jug, whisk together the egg, egg yolk and a few tablespoons of the milk, then pour into the well.
  • Whisk gently, gradually whisking in half of the remaining milk, drawing in the rest of the flour a little at a time, to make a smooth batter. Stir in the remaining milk. Cover and leave to stand for about 15 minutes. Pour the batter into a plastic squeeze bottle.
  • Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and brush with a little melted butter. Tilt the squeeze bottle and draw a freehand lace heart pattern in the pan using the batter.
  • Cook the pancake over a medium-high heat for 45-60 seconds until small holes appear on the surface and the underside is lightly browned. Loosen the pancake and turn it over by flipping it with a palette knife or fish slice.
  • Cook the other side for about 30 seconds until golden-brown. Slide the pancake out of the pan.
  • Lightly grease the pan again before making the next pancake. Serve the pancakes as they are made, or stack them on a plate and reheat before serving. (If the pancakes are hot when you stack them they will not stick together; there is no need to interleave them with greaseproof paper.)


Serving: 12g | Calories: 87kcal