Traditional Welsh Pancakes

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


The Welsh are famed for their love of pancakes and they are not just for Pancake Day.

Welsh pancakes, known as crempog in North Wales, are always lavished in salty butter and stacked in a pile to cut like a cake.


★★★★★ 6 votes

15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 10 oz
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 oz
  • 3/4 pt
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 3 oz
  • 1 tsp
    bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make Traditional Welsh Pancakes


  1. Beat everything together to a thick batter except the bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.
  2. Heat a griddle or frying pan to smoking hot and then add the bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to the batter.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the surface and allow to turn golden on both sides. What size you make them is up to you.
  4. Spread each with lots of salted butter and stack in a pile before cutting in thick wedges to eat.
  5. Note:
    Vinegar helps bring lift and lightness to batter; it was used in Britain as a raising aid to Yorkshire pudding when eggs were rationed.

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About Traditional Welsh Pancakes

Course/Dish: Pancakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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