Pancake Day: 10 of The Best Pancake Recipes. On Shrove Tuesday, we bring you 10 of our favourite pancake recipes.
What is Shrove Tuesday?
Shrove Tuesday is the day that precedes Ash Wednesday. As it is determined by Easter, for which the actual date changes on an annual basis.
Pancakes are now forever associated with Shrove Tuesday as it is a sort of all-in-one way of using up some tempting foods before Lent.
In the past the ideas was for families to clear out their cupboards and remove the sugary, fattening or calorie rich foods (normally the tempting ones) so they aren’t in their house during Lent.
Eggs, milk and sugar aren’t traditionally eaten in fasting season, so what better way to use them all up?
The actual tradition of mixing them up for pancakes is thought to come from a pagan ritual, but others say it is a Christian tradition – with each ingredient representing one of the four pillars of the faith. Eggs for creation, flour sustenance or the staff of life, salt for wholesomeness and milk for purity.
Whether you recognise Shrove Tuesday or not, pancakes are always a winning recipe in kitchens around the world.
Crepe Stack with Orange Curd and Fresh Raspberries
Enjoy summer raspberries while they are still in season with a stack of delicious breakfast crepes.
Puffed Soufflé Pancakes
Celebrate flavours from around the globe and cater for both sweet and savoury cravings.
Fluffy Pancakes with Spiced Pretzel Butter and Maple Syrup
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these Fluffy Pancakes with Spiced Pretzel Butter and Maple Syrup.
Soured Buckwheat Crepes and Pancakes
You can make these buckwheat pancakes and crepes either sweet or savoury or turn them into little pikelets and store them in the fridge to put in the toaster for an easy breakfast during the week.
Blueberry Pancake Surprise
Whether you’re treating mum to breakfast in bed or baking up a sweet treat for friends, blueberry pancakes are the ultimate in easy, tasty goodness.
Baked Strawberry Pancake
Change up your usual pancake routine with this delightful recipe.
Apple Calvados Pancakes
Pancakes are a well-loved treat around the world. Often served in Europe with a savoury filling, this quick pancake recipe is a sweet delight, pairing in-season cox apples with a splash of apple brandy.
Buckwheat Pancakes with Raspberries, Walnuts and Maple Syrup
Buckwheat flour is a versatile gluten free alternative for baking recipes. It works well in this pancake recipe producing light and fluffy cakes. Top with your favourite fruit and maple syrup for a delicious Sunday brunch.
Banana, Blueberry and Almond Pancakes
Celebrate Pancake Day with this delicious hearty pancake recipe using banana, blueberries and almond.
Big Oat Pancakes with Crispy Bacon and Ricotta
For a heart and healthy breakfast try these oat-packed pancakes. Serve with crispy bacon and ricotta.