Pancake Tray Bake

Its day 10 of the nationwide lockdown here in South Africa,  efforts of flattening the curve against the spread of covid-19. Families are spending more time at home and have more time on their hands to experiment in the kitchen. However its starting to take its toll on the primary cook in the family (I’m self reflecting) so here’s a recipe that the older kids or the secondary food-giver in the family can try. There’s not much that can go wrong and not much you can mess up really, so have a try!


Pancake tray bakes are basically 1 large tray of pancake batter that can be cut into slices. Instead of flipping 70126 pancakes from 8am on a Sunday. Enjoy it plain or add some fancies such as fruits, Nutella, peanut butter, whatever you fancy. Some whip cream (in a can if you must) and you’re on your way.


The original recipe was sourced from Martha Stewarts Website, I changed it slightly and posting it because I keep getting requests via DM to send it to people. Thank you Mama Martha for sharing with the world.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour (regular cake flour)
  • 1 +1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 6-8 strawberries sliced* (you can use any fruit or even choc chips or omit)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 deg C on bake.
  2. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together into a mixing bowl.
  3. then in a jug or another bowl add the egg, sugar, milk, butter and vanilla. whisk together until well combined
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. If you’re adding fruit , nuts or choc chips. Gently fold it in once the batter is mixed.
  6. line and grease a rectangular baking tray (preferably), approx. 15-20cm. pour the batter in (if you’re adding a paste or spread, swirl it in at this stage)
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 mins or until a skewer comes out clean from the centre.
  8. serve with syrup and fresh cream (or ice cream , might as well)


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