Shrove Tuesday is on 13th February, so you may well be looking for Easy Pancake Ideas. Worry not - we have some foolproof suggestions for you to try on this year's Pancake Day 2018.
1. Basic Pancake Recipe
- 100g Plain Flour
- 2 Large Egg (beaten)
- 300ml Milk
- 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
Put all your ingredients into a bowl and whisk thoroughly. You want the mix to be full of bubbles - this ensures your pancakes are light and fluffy. Add a little oil to a frying pan and heat. Pour in batter and flip once one side is cooked. Serve with lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar.
2. Sweet Pancake Recipe
Scotch Drop Scone Pancakes
- 125g Self-Raising Flour
- 2 teaspoon Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg (beaten)
- 1 tablespoon Butter (melted)
- 150ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
- 4 teaspoon Sunflower Oil (for the frying pan)
Mix the Flour, Sugar, Egg, Butter and Oil together. Add the milk into the mix, bit by bit, until you get a thick, smooth batter. Heat frying pan with 1 teaspoon oil. Add small dollops of the mix to the pan and flip each one when bubbles show on surface.
- Cinnamon Butter: Simply mix Cinnamon into Butter and spread onto hot pancakes.
- Banana and Nutella: Doesn't matter what your pancakes are like underneath the slices of banana and that smear of Nutella - this will taste like heaven.
- Oreo: Crush Oreos and mix well with Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Spread onto hot Pancakes.
4. Recipe Adaptations
An easy way to make those Pancakes have the wow factor is to chuck in some delicious extras.
- Chocolate Chips: Cook the pancake on one side, throw in the chocolate chips on the raw side and flip.
- Honey and Banana: Finely slice Banana and cover in honey. Cook one side of pancake and add a few honeyed slices to the raw side and flip.
- Dried Fruit: Mix in raisins, sultana or any other dried fruit.
- Nuts: Either powder the nuts down and add to your raw pancake mix, or cook one side and sprinkle chopped nuts on the other side.
We are talking about simple patterns here, not like those intricate Peppa Pig ones or other pieces of pancake art you see on You Tube.
- Lace Pancakes: These are easy to do. The hardest part is flipping them in one piece. Fill a Squeezy Sauce Bottle like this* with mix or a piping bag and simply do a squiggly design into a hot frying pan.
- Use a Patterned Pan: You can buy Pancake Pans* that will cook a design into your pancakes.
- Colour your Batters: Add food colouring, edible glitter and so on to your batter. Put into separate Squeezy Sauce Bottle and doodle your colourful designs into a hot pan. This can be VERY effective.