Sloe Gin Pancakes

DessertServes 2

Sloe picking season is here! If you’ve still got some sloe gin from last year lurking in the cupboard, put it to good use with this Sloe Gin Pancakes recipe from the team at Malton based Sloemotion. For more recipe inspiration and to buy their award-winning range of hedgerow spirits online visit  


125g plain flour
15g caster sugar
A pinch salt
2 medium free-range eggs
325ml milk
50ml double cream
2 tbsp Sloemotion Sloe Gin
20g butter – for frying


  1. Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, eggs and a third of the milk in a bowl – use a whisk to get this into a smooth silky batter.
  2. Gradually stir in the rest of the milk and all of the cream – this thins the batter. Now leave the batter to rest, covered, in a warm place for about an hour. This allows the flour to absorb the milk and become a much smoother, creamier batter.
  3. Just before cooking, stir in the Sloemotion Sloe Gin and give the batter a good whisk to enliven it.
  4. Brush a small 20cm (8 inch) frying pan with a little butter and place over a medium heat. Add a ladleful of the batter into the centre of the frying pan and then tilt the pan to and fro to cover the base thinly; cook the pancake for only a minute each side. Move to a warm plate and repeat, stacking them up, until all of the batter has been used up.
  5. You can keep them warm in a low oven when made
  6. Serve with a topping of your choice. We love cream and honey!