Perfect Pancakes

It’s Pancake Day! One of the greatest days to try out new ways to eat pancakes! Here are some ideas to inspire you to ‘flip’ your way to something new.

Have you tried a savoury pancake?

Have you tried a sweet pancake?

Can you create your own toppings or fillings? Share them with us if you do!

These recipes were found, tried and tested on https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/recipes/

TOP TIPs –

  • Stack the pancakes as you make them between sheets of greaseproof paper on a plate kept in a warm place.
  • Different herbs, spices or fillings can be added to the pancake recipe for a different taste.
  • Instead of using sugar, try adding a small amount of sweetener instead.
  • Use half wholemeal and half white self-raising flour for added fibre

Savoury Pancake Ingredients

100g plain white flour

25g wholemeal flour

2 eggs

275ml semi-skimmed milk

Pinch of paprika

Dash of oil

6-8 slices of ham

60g tinned pineapple chunks or slices

60g cheddar cheese

Method

  1. Grate the cheese.
  2. Sift the flours and paprika into the mixing bowl.
  3. Break the eggs into the separate bowl and beat with the fork.
  4. Make a well in the flour and add the eggs mixing with the wooden spoon.
  5. Gradually add the milk, mixing well to remove any lumps.
  6. Pour the mixture into the measuring jug.
  7. Add a little spray oil to a frying pan on a medium heat.
  8. Pour three 15ml spoons (table spoons) of the mixture in the centre of the frying pan.
  9. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and then turn using the fish slice.
  10. Cook the underside of the pancake for one minute or until golden brown.
  11. Grate the cheese and drain the pineapple.
  12. Roll up pancakes with the ham, pineapple and cheese
  13. ENJOY!

Fruit Pancakes Ingredients

50g fruit, e.g. blueberries, raspberries, banana

125g self-raising flour

1x15ml spoon sugar

1 egg

180ml semi-skimmed milk

Spray oil

Method

  1. Chop the fruit into small chunks or keep whole (depending on size of fruit).
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar.
  3. Whisk in the egg and milk.
  4. Stir in the fruit.
  5. Heat the frying pan and add a little spray oil.
  6. Pour in 2x15ml spoons of mixture for each pancake.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes, until golden, and turn over.
  8. Cook for a further minute.
  9. Serve.

Enjoyed these ideas? There are plenty more variations to try! Click the link to follow other recipe ideas.

Here’s one of my favourites – https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/recipes/breakfast/granola-pancakes/.