Pancake day

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Pancake ingredients

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…

Pancakes fruit salsa

Pancakes - fruit salsa


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…

Pancakes chocolate and hazelnutPancakes chocolate
Apple and Cinnamon

Nothing difficult here, just peel a cooking apple and steam until soft with a little water, cinnamon and sugar. 

Pancakes - apple
Pancakes apple and cinnamon
Pancakes apple and cinammon


PS here’s a great pancake recipe if you don’t have one you use each year –

100g plain flour

2 eggs

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.