My Mr Wolf’s Pancakes recipe is really easy to make and even easier to eat. You can make the batter with a basic whisk, so if your kids are keen in the kitchen they can help make their own pancakes. Obviously when it comes to cooking the pancakes the adults need to step in (health and safety notice over). We always read Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnely at this time of year. You can read more about the book here. It is a great story, with a delicious ending and perfect for Pancake Day!
You can use the recipe below to make your own traditional pancakes, make a mini-stack (instructions below) or you can get creative and make your own Mr Wolf.
I use almond milk as we are a dairy free family but if you have cow’s milk in the fridge then that will do perfectly well (unless you have to avoid dairy of course!).
Ingredients for Easy Mr Wolf’s Pancakes
To make 6 pancakes you will need:
- 110g plain four
- 2 eggs
- 200ml milk (I use almond milk as we are dairy free)
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (you can use butter if you aren’t making dairy free pancakes)
How To Make Easy Mr Wolf’s Pancakes
Measure the flour into a bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add two eggs. Whisk the eggs and flour together and once they are combined start slowly adding the milk. Keep whisking and adding the milk until you have used all the milk. You should end up with a smooth batter.
Take a frying pan and add the coconut oil (I use coconut oil as we are dairy free but you can use butter instead if you aren’t avoiding dairy). Heat the frying pan and add one ladle of pancake batter. After a couple of minutes flip the pancake with a palette knife. Cook for another minute and then put your pancake on a plate to cool. Then add another ladle of pancake mix to the frying pan. Keep making pancakes until you have used all the batter. Our mixture makes six pancakes.
To make your pancakes into Mr Wolf start by laying one pancake on a chopping board. You can watch how to make Mr Wolf on the video here. Take a sharp knife and cut from halfway up the pancake to the centre and then repeat on the other side to create the nose. Cut triangles out of the discarded pancake to make Mr Wolf’s ears. Then cut two triangles out of the side of the pancake. Take one strawberry and cut it in half and then cut cross sections of strawberry to make Mr Wolf’s ears. Then take two blueberries and cut them in half. Use two blueberry halves for Mr Wolf’s eyes and one half for the end of the nose. You can even add the whites of Mr Wolf’s eyes by cutting small squares out of the rest of the strawberry.
In the story of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes the wolf has a stack of pancakes all to himself. For very small people a stack of pancakes is quite a lot to manage, so I use a circle cookie cutter to cut small circles out of a larger pancake to make a mini stack. A mini stack of tiny pancakes is perfect for little hands and the stack is surprisingly pleasing to the eye.