This royal recipe is a personal one of Queen Elizabeth’s, who shared it with President Eisenhower after a meeting at the White House in 1957. It is thought that after their conversation about their mutual love of pancakes, she sent it to President Eisenhower as a thoughtful gesture. This delicious easy-to-make recipe makes 12-14 pancakes and uses U.S. measurements and ingredients.
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups milk
2 whole eggs
4 tablespoons caster sugar (you can also use granulated sugar)
2 tablespoons melted butter (plus more for greasing the pan)
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda.
In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of milk with the eggs and granulated sugar.
Combine the wet ingredients with the dry mixture, stirring until thoroughly combined.
Gradually add more milk until the batter reaches a pancake-like consistency, slightly thicker.
Fold in the melted butter.
Prepare a cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brush the bottom with melted
Use a large spoon or cookie scoop to add a dollop of batter to the hot pan. Gently flatten
the top to an even thickness.
Cook the pancake for approximately 2 minutes on each side until golden brown, fluffy, and
Transfer the cooked pancake to a plate and continue cooking the rest.
Serve the warm or room-temperature pancakes with butter, jam, English golden syrup, or
Enjoy these delightful pancakes, by the recipe cherished by Queen Elizabeth herself!