Pancake Day 2015 recipes and ideas!

Shrove Tuesday is upon us! And what a great day it is. Whether you have a sweet tooth or a savoury craving, check out the easy peasy pancake recipe below and then try adding some of these unusual Pancake Day toppings…

I first tried this one in the French ski resort, La Planche. I absolutely love goat’s cheese so this was a winner for me straight away!

Try crumbling some tangy goat’s cheese onto your pancake with a drizzle of honey and a few walnuts. Don’t forget to top it off with a sprinkle of rosemary too. The duo of strong goat’s cheese with the sweet honey is a mouth-watering combination! Trust me!

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A Classic! The spinach and ricotta pancake. Definitely a favourite for me and it’s so much better when you make it yourself instead of buying the pre-made ones.

Add plenty of spinach, ricotta and a pinch of nutmeg to a bowl and mix well. Then fill your pancake with the mixture and roll it up. Do this a few times so that you have a few pancakes, then place in an oven-proof dish. Now for the tomato sauce, fry an onion and a few cloves of garlic until soft. Then add a tin of chopped tomatoes, a pinch of sugar and salt and a sprinkle of black pepper. Then, cover the pancakes with the tomato sauce, grate some cheddar cheese on top and stick them in the oven until bubbly and oozing with deliciousness. The scoff them all in one go because they are so great.

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A sweet one… peanut butter, chocolate spread and banana. Oh and maybe a dash of cream if you’re feeling naughty – you may as well by this point!

Simply add all of the above ingredients to your pancake. Easy and oh so delicious!

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Easy peasy pancake recipe:

100g plain flour

2 large eggs

300ml milk

1 tbsp of sunflower/vegetable oil (save a little for frying)

A pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients above in a large mixing bowl until you get a smooth batter. Then heat some of the oil in a large frying pan and when hot, add a ladle of the mixture to the frying pan. Cook your pancakes for 1 minute on either side (with a pancake toss in between of course) until the pancakes look lovely and golden.

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