What’s not to love about Pancake day? Whilst I love the classic lemon and sugar topping, this year I’ve been challenged to try something a little different, so here’s a couple of other options for you to consider….
Pancakes with Fruit Salsa
Try chopping up your favourite fruits and serving stuffed inside a pancake with a honey and Greek yogurt on the side.
Depending on what you have to hand, you can use fresh, frozen or tinned. I used mango, kiwi, raspberries, peaches, apples and a squeeze of lemon…
Chocolate spread and hazelnuts
Nutella might be popular with the kids, but do try one of the ‘posh’ chocolate spreads available if you want a touch of luxury. Add a sprinkle of toasted hazelnuts to give a little texture too…
Nothing difficult here, just peel a cooking apple and steam until soft with a little water, cinnamon and sugar.
PS here’s a great pancake recipe if you don’t have one you use each year –
100g plain flour
pinch of sea salt
1 tsp sunflower oil
300ml whole milk
Measure out the flour and add the eggs, salt and sunflower oil. Mix in and add about 50ml of the milk to create a thick, smooth batter. Gradually add the remaining milk.
Warm a frying pan and rub a little oil over it. Add a spoonful of the batter and tip the frying pan to cover it. Don’t worry if the first one is a disaster – it always is for me! As the pan warms up the pancakes get better and better. Serve immediately with your choice of toppings.