Lemon and Poppyseed Pancakes

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These pancakes are light and fluffy, with a boost of lemon and poppy seeds for an extra flavour boost and texture

Everyone needs a go to pancake recipe and this is mine. I often tailor it to suit my preferences and I absolutely love lemons, so decided to make a lemon and poppy seed version.

Nothing beats a warm stack of pancakes, piled high with golden syrup and butter. Here however, I swapped the conventional for lemon curd and blueberries.

If you prefer a more conventional flavour, I suggest omitting the lemon zest and poppyseeds. Though it is always nice to switch things up a bit.

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  • 280g cake flour
  • 60g white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 45m lemon juice
  • 430ml full-fat milk


  1. Mix the milk and lemon juice together and set aside for five minutes.
  2. Add the melted butter and egg to the milk mixture.
  3. Place the remaining ingredients into a bowl and slowly add the wet ingredients, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Let the batter stand for 45 minutes.
  5. Set a pan on medium heat and grease the pan with butter, pour a quarter cup of batter into the centre of the pan. Wait until you see little bubbles on the side facing up, then flip and cook for a minute or so more.
  6. Finish off as desired, usually with blueberries and lemon curd.


  • Blueberries
  • Lemon Curd
  • Whipped Cream

Recipe by adventureswithsugar.com

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