Q: My pancakes seem to come out a bit chewy rather than soft and fluffy. Can you make any suggestions

A: Wickedfood Cooking School uses the following recipe in our teambuilding cooking classes, which is simple and easy to make and doesn’t require you to leave it over night as most recipes call for.


110g plain flour (not quite 1 cup)
Pinch of salt
2 large eggs
§135ml milk
135ml water
2T melted butter
1t sugar
Oil for frying

  1. Sieve flour and salt from high (to air) into large mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center and break the eggs into the well, now start to beat eggs, drawing flour from the edges, and start to add the liquid gradually.
  3. Ensure you have combined all flour with the liquid then whisk once more till it is smooth and has a consistency of thin cream (add more milk if needed)  and allow to rest for ± 30 minutes.
  4. Heat a small nonstick frying pan until hot (but not smoking) and add ±2T oil.
  5. Wipe away the excess oil with a piece of paper towel and then keep to one side as you will need it to  grease the pan in between pancakes.
  6. Switch you pan down to a medium heat and pour just enough batter to line the base of your pan.
  7. Once the pancake begins to left around the edges it can be flipped over and cooked on the other side 30 sec-1min (dont over cook as this will cause the pancakes to crack).
  8. turn out the pan and grease with paper towel and repeat steps 6 and 7
  9. once ready pancakes can be eating with any filling you like or stack them with a piece of grease-proof paper in between each layer and allow to cool and freeze

Tip: For the best results use a non-stick teflon coated pan that has short side walls.

Wickedfood Cooking School

Sunninghill – (011) 234-3252sunninghill@wickedfood.co.za

Wickedfood cooking school runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.