Pannekoek Recipe

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Pannekoek Recipe

This classic pannekoek recipe is a traditional South African delicacy. Many people who visit South Africa fall in love with the unique foods served in this country. There is a popular website with the title don't leave South Africa without eating and I, for one, am quite surprised that they do not have pannekoek listed as one of the top 10 favourite dishes served locally.

pannekoek recipe

The English word for pannekoek is a pancake, but it is not exactly the same thing. It is like flapjacks versus pancakes or crêpes versus flapjacksPannekoek is very popular among all cultures and generations throughout South Africa. I, for one, remember eating pannekoek for the first time at the tender age of six years. Pannekoek was one of the treats served to my friend at my birthday party back then, but my mom used to tell me that I loved pannekoek way earlier. I just cannot remember it.

Many people from the older generations in South Africa claim patronage to the best pannekoek recipe. If you are one of them then please share your recipe on this page where you can tell us everything about your pannekoek recipe. You can also tag us on our Facebook page where we can share food and cooking ideas together.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 8


Calories: 342
Carbs: 30g
Fat: 20g
Protein: 6.1g

Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
30 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes
45 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 45 Minutes




  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake flour, salt and baking powder and mix well
  2. Beat the milk and eggs together in a separate bowl
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the milk and egg mixture, beating all the time. Beat in the single cream, then the melted butter, and lastly, the brandy
  4. Preheat a heavy-based frying pan and grease lightly with the cooking spray
  5. Pour a thin layer (½ cup) of the mixed batter into the pan, tilting to distribute the batter evenly. Baked until lightly browned, about two minutes, then flip or turn the pancake over and bake for another minute
  6. Turn the pancake onto a plate and keep warm over a saucepan of boiling water
  7. Continue until all the batter has been used up
  8. Serve with cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!

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Lina Van der Walt
Great pannekoek recipe. We had a church bazaar this weekend and sold over 200 pancakes and as you know, the money goes for a good cause. Thanks for contributing to our community. 5.00

Wilma Pretorius
I love seeing South African recipes online. Well done with this pannekoek recipe. I am sure it is going to be a great success. 5.00

Nadine Thron
We had to bake pannekoeke today during the cooking class and the teacher shared your recipe. I just want to say thank you for this great recipe. 5.00

Santie Malherbe
I showed your pannekoek recipe to my gran and she could not understand how the pancakes got on the phone screen. It was so funny. Thanks for making us laugh. You made my day. 😂😁 5.00

Heloise van Heerden
Very tasty pannekoek recipe and so easy to make pannekoeke. 5.00

Ans Combrink
Ten out of ten with this pannekoek recipe. I feel proud to see this recipe today. Well done. 5.00

Tersia Benadé
Fantastic pannekoek recipe and a great story. Thank you. 5.00

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