I don’t know about you, but last year I spent almost all of the day after Pancake Day pouring over all manner of posts from other people and wishing I’d been a bit more original with my pancakes the night before, wondering why I didn’t make the most of the one day a year when it is acceptable to eat theses delights for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
So, if you want to avoid any pancake remorse, we have some fantastic ideas for these simple but diverse creations.
Let’s start with the fundamentals, the basic pancake recipe, brought to you from the ever-reliable Mrs Beeton. Simply top with a bit of lemon juice and sugar for the perfect traditional pancake. If you’re feeling adventurous why not try a savoury pancake such as salmon and cream cheese or spinach and ricotta. Or, if you are a fan of the sweeter versions, fill with nutella, peanut butter and bananas for a delicious treat.
If you like the idea of something a bit fruity, or prefer your pancakes for breakfast, these Fluffy Banana Pancakes are perfect (and they’re just 251 calories per serving!) or Kate’s Ricotta Pancakes.
For those who are looking to impress, how about Michel Roux Jr’s Lemon Pancake Gateau which layers pancakes with lemon butter, creating a fabulous, light dessert.