Two easy dessert recipes: SHORTCAKE and PANCAKES

Quick dessert idea for dinner

For ease and no weighing use an American Cup measure Basic mixing method. Quick dessert idea for dinner these batters produce nice thin pancakes Sieve the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Make a well, add the egg and half the liquid, stir the flour. As soon as the mixture becomes thick add the rest of the liquid and any melted fat or oil if used. Whisk to form smooth batter of pouring consistency similar to single cream.

7 Beer batter pancakes

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • cups of beer
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tblsp oil (not olive)

8 Whole meal Yogurt batter pancakes

  • 1 cup plain whole meal flour
  • ½ teasp salt
  • 2/3 cup natural yoghurt
  • 2/3 cup of cold water


  1. Unfilled pancakes may be stacked in a dry teacloth, if for a longer period they should be layered between sheets of greaseproof paper or foil and wrapped in foil when they are completely cold.
  2. Store for a week in the fridge or freeze up to two monthsbut overwrap in a polythene bag.
  3. Defrost at room temperature.




  • 321 method:
  • 3 parts plain flour 300g
  • 2 parts butter 200g
  • 1 part sugar 100g


  1. Rub butter into flour and sugar to form pastry.
  2. Divide into 4 portions of 150g.
  3. Roll out into a circle 1cm thick.
  4. Pinch the edges between finger and thumb, cut into four triangles and prick with a forkplace a piece of glazed cherry on each portion.
  5. Place in the oven and bake until light golden brown.


1 thought on “Two easy dessert recipes: SHORTCAKE and PANCAKES

  1. Hi, i liked SHORTCAKE very nice idea for children desert, i have simple recipe for “BANANA TURNOVERS” its too very tasty desert:
    We make our own puff pastry but a little know secret in the frozen section of most grocery stores is puff pastry sheets in a box.
    Lie two sheets and cut 6 squares out of each sheet.
    Place filling in center of square and pull one corner over to the opposite side forming a triangle.
    Cut a vent hole on the top pinch the sides together and brush with an egg yolk and milk mixture to help brown when baking.
    Bake at 400 degrees on convection bake mode for about 20-25 minutes.

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