PANCAKE TUESDAY RECIPE by chef Brian McDermott


Our favorite day of the year is here! Check out chef Brian’s Pancake recipe below:

INGREDIENTS - Makes: 8 Pancakes
250g Self-raising Flour

25g Sugar

250ml Milk

2 Eggs

50g Melted Butter

To Top
50g Local Honey
1 Lemon

Topping Suggestions
Crème Fraiche & Blueberries with cinnamon

Banana & Chocolate Spread with chopped walnuts

Bacon & Maple Syrup

Buttered Mushrooms, Thyme & black pepper

1. Sieve the flour into a bowl. Add the sugar.

2. Whisk together the milk and eggs, add it to the flour and sugar and whisk to create a thick batter consistency.

3. Add the melted butter.

4. Heat a non-stick pan to a medium heat and pour some of the batter into the centre of the pan and cook on either side for 1 minute. Pancakes should be golden on each side.

5. Top with a drizzle of local honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for traditional Pancake Tuesday.

Top Tips
Make the batter and set aside for at least 1 hour before making pancakes

Brian and his daughter Niamh cooked this recipe LIVE on RTE One’s Today Show with Maura & Daithi

Chef Brian McDermott with daughters Aoife & Niamh on Pancake Tuesday


You can get pancakes every week at The Foyle Hotel where we serve our famous pancakes for Breakfast and even for Saturday Brunch. We recommend the Foyle Pancake Stack: Grants dry cure bacon, sausage, baked beans topped with a buttermilk pancake & fried egg – YUM!
. Try our Pancakes: with Grants smoked streaky bacon & maple syrup – equally as delicious!

Get your Pancake Fix

Every Saturday & Sunday – Breakfast at The Foyle Hotel served from 8am until 11:30am

Every Saturday at The Foyle Hotel – BRUNCH served until 4pm

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