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Pancakes with chocolate sauce

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook
Try James Martin's pancake recipe with a wicked chocolate sauce for Pancake Day.


  1. To make the pancakes, whisk the flour, egg and milk in a bowl to make a batter.

  2. Heat the oil in a pancake pan and ladle the mixture in. Allow the mixture to coat the pan and fry the pancake for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden.

  3. Repeat to make further pancakes.

  4. For the sauce, whisk the sugar, water and cocoa together in a small pan over a gentle heat. Add extra water depending on how thick you require the sauce.

  5. To serve, transfer the pancakes to a serving plate and drizzle the chocolate sauce over.


For the pancakes

  • 85g/3oz self-raising flour
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 300ml/½ pint milk (approx)
  • drizzle oil

For the chocolate sauce

  • 55g/2oz caster sugar
  • splash hot water
  • 30g/1¼oz cocoa powder

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Pancakes with chocolate sauce

Cooking ingredients

Dairy, eggs and chilled


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