I have always loved pancakes, eating them, making them and sharing them. I love classic crepes, scotch pancakes and American style. When it comes to toppings there loads I like too. I’ve been making pancakes since I was about 12 and have lots of happy memories of making them for my family. Now I have kids I enjoy making them even more. I usually have 3 or 4 pans on the go and love showing off my flipping skills! As you can imagine I absolutely love Shrove Tuesday.
Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of lent and the start of fasting, pancakes are a great way to use up leftover milk, eggs and flour.
I started the festivities this weekend by making some American style pancakes for the kids. I used this recipe, which makes lovely fluffy pancakes. Everyone in my house likes different toppings. I like to smother mine in maple syrup or some classic sugar and lemon. Jessica likes lots of Nutella and Lila likes a bit of everything!
I like trying different flavours. I made this one by sprinkling a little cinnamon into the batter and drizzling the pancakes with honey.
I also like to make chocolate chip pancakes by adding chocolate chips to the batter in the pan. These go down really well with the kids.
These are delicious served with some fresh fruit and a cup of tea. If you want to be really indulgent, I think a squirt of cream would go down a treat with these too.
Today I’m planning to make some classic pancakes with the girls and maybe even try a few savoury options. I’ll posting them on my Insta Stories so keep a look out for more pancake fun. What are your favourite pancake types, toppings and flavours?
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