It's Shrove Tuesday and if you need some help on how to create the perfect pancakes, then look no further.

Whether you’re after pancakes with lemon and sugar, something savoury or thick American-style pancakes, we’re here to help.

If you’re a traditionalist, watch our video below on how to make and flip the perfect pancake.

You'll need:

  • 500ml milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g plain flour
  • 10g sugar
  • 5g salt
  • 150g melted butter

In case you missed it, today's pancake race in Christchurch has been cancelled due to bad weather but the race at Wimborne Minster is still going ahead. 

We've also unearthed some great pictures of pancake races from years gone by in our gallery

We’d also love to see your creations, you can send us a picture of your perfect pancakes below.