Pancake Day Ideas

Shrove Tuesday is by far one of the best days in the new year and who doesn't love an excuse to munch on sweet treats (I personally don't need any kind of excuse!)?  It's also a great opportunity to indulge in eggs, milk and sugar (which are traditionally not eaten during fasting) just before Lent begins!

So whether you like sweet or savoury toppings, you are staying at home with the family or doing something a little more elaborate with friends, here are a few pancake day ideas to get your taste buds doing cartwheels.


Easy Fluffy American Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes



- 2½ tsp baking powder

- 1 pinch of salt

- 1 tsp white sugar

- 2 large eggs (beaten)

- 30g butter (melted and cooled)

- 300ml milk

- 225g plain flour

- butter for frying


- The easiest way to make these is to put all the ingredients into a blender and blitz. But if you do mix up the batter by hand in a bowl, make a well in the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, beat in the eggs, melted butter and milk, and transfer to a jug: it's much easier to pour the batter into the pan than to spoon it.

- Heat a smooth griddle or pan on the stove.

- When you cook the pancakes, all you need to remember is that when the upper side of the pancake is blistering and bubbling it's time to cook the second side, and this needs only about 1 minute, if that.

- Place on a plate and add topping - yummy!

Do you have a favourite pancake day recipe or topping? 


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