With Valentine’s day on the horizon, we almost forgot something much more important: Pancake Day! Who needs a romantic dinner, when you can create the perfect pancake stack to binge on. Here are our flippin’ delicious suggestions.
The healthy pancakes
The flip can be tricky as fluffy perfection can quickly turn to mushy scrambled eggs, but not to fear! Why not try banana pancakes? Two ingredients make it fool-proof and easy as, well, pancakes.
Add 1 mashed banana to 2 whisked eggs. Pour into the pan as normal or make tiny ones for extra ease. Add in any extra ingredients you fancy (we recommend chocolate buttons) and flip your pancake until it’s golden brown on both sides. Then proceed to stuff your face guilt-free as these healthy ‘cakes must make up one of your five-a-day!
All-American buttermilk pancakes
Stack it up, people, and have maple syrup at the ready. These thick, fluffy delicacies will transport you to heaven. You could use the pre-packed pancake mix (no shame), but the trick to the ultimate fluffiness is not to overmix.
150g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
3 large eggs, beaten
Add chocolate chips or blueberries to the mixture, maybe for the second round.
Savoury Irish potato pancakes
For those who prefer the savoury, potato pancakes are the way forward. Have them as breakfast, lunch or dinner and add your savoury faves like cracking an egg on top.
Combine mashed potato with flour and milk, season to taste and split to create patties. Melt butter into a pan and cook until golden brown.
The world is your oyster with a crepe. Make them plain and then go to town covering them in toppings. Nutella, blueberries, apple and cinnamon, ham and cheese – the possibilities are endless!
The trick is a good crepe pan, otherwise you’ll end up with thick pancakes (not that we’re complaining)
30g unsalted butter melted
150g plain flour
1 large egg
Mix the flour, milk, and eggs together but make sure you add the egg last before pouring the mix into a pan of melted butter. Make sure you keep an eye on these, they’re so thin they burn in a minute! If you’re finally full from pancake gorging, just reheat the rest in the microwave for dinner later. Wahey, pancakes for days!
Words by Susie Butler.