Queen Elizabeth's Pancake Recipe: The Royal Pancake Recipe Went Viral by 30Seconds Food

Queen Elizabeth's Pancake Recipe: The Royal Pancake Recipe Went Viral

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth on September 8, 2022, the interest in royal recipes ignited. Queen Elizabeth's pancake recipe went viral and is probably being made in kitchens around the world for breakfast and brunch now.

The pancake recipe was included in a letter sent by the queen to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, which is made available in the National Archives. The original letter and recipe was penned in 1960 after Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, visited with the queen at her castle in Balmoral.

In the letter, Queen Elizabeth wrote “when there are fewer, I generally put in less flour and milk but use other ingredients as stated. I have also tried using golden syrup or treacle instead of only sugar, and that can be very good, too.” She also advised that “the mixture needs a great deal of beating while making and shouldn’t stand about too long before cooking.”

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Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • A “teacup” is just under 3/4 cups.
  • Add a little vanilla extract into the pancake batter if you're a vanilla lover.
  • Serve the pancakes with pancake syrup, maple syrup, honey or your favorite pancake toppings.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Beat the eggs, sugar and about half of the milk together in a bowl.
  2. Add the flour and mix well. Add the remainder of the milk, as required, along with the baking soda, cream of tartar and butter. 
  3. Cook the pancakes in a skillet as you would your regular pancake batter. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 326

Total Fat: 7.3g

Saturated Fat: 2.6g

Cholesterol: 126mg

Sodium: 505mg

Total Carbohydrate: 52.7g

Dietary Fiber: 1.7g

Total Sugars: 4.2g

Protein: 11.3g

Vitamin D: 12mcg

Calcium: 51mg

Iron: 4mg

Potassium: 371mg

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Donna John
Love that they measure in "teacups." :-)
Elisa Schmitz
Me too! I love the story behind this delicious recipe. Such a nice way to remember the queen!
RIP Queen Elizabeth. 👑
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