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Easy Pancakes / Crepes Recipe

Amke Fourie
Pancakes (aka Crepes) are a South African favorite. This recipe is easy and it works well.
Course Dessert or Other
Cuisine International


  • 4 cups Flour (All-Purpose)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 5 cups Water
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder


  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. (The secret is to add the Baking Powder last and to mix very well.)
  • Put a little oil or non-stick cooking spray in a medium-high heat pan.
  • Add enough of the mix to the pan to cover the entire bottom of the pan with a thin layer.
  • Bake on one side for about 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Flip the pancake using a spatula (egg-lifter, as we South Africans call it).
  • Bake on the other side for about the same time.
  • Remove from the pan. Some people spray a little butter on the pancake.
  • Sprinkle a little cinnamon-sugar (mix) on the pancake and roll it using a fork. You can also use a savory filling instead, if you choose.