It's Pancake Day! First perfect the basics, then pick one of our snazzy recipes to jazz it up on the day.
It’s Pancake Day, hoorah! Let's start with the basic recipe, which you can find in full here: to make enough batter to serve eight people, sift 120g of plain flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre; then add two eggs and beat with a whisk or fork; gradually beat in 300ml of milk until you have a smooth batter, with the consistency of double cream; cover and stand in the fridge for at least 30 minutes; heat a little vegetable oil in a pan and pour in enough batter to coat the base; cook each one for 1-2 minutes on each side; enjoy!
Now to make it extra special, try your hand at one of these recipes...
For a luxurious, but wheat-free recipe, try Leon founder Henry Dimbleby’s pancakes. As an added bonus, he’s also included recipes for three of his favourite toppings Get the recipe
These pancakes from Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner are delicious for breakfast or dessert. Simply top with spoonfuls of yoghurt if you’re serving for breakfast or yummy homemade vanilla custard if you’re serving them for dessert! Get the recipe
Pancakes don’t have to be sweet, the savoury versions are just as delicious, if not more so, particularly when made with the best ingredients. Ready Steady Cook celebrity chef Brian Turner has developed this recipe using pepper sauce to draw out the flavours of the mushrooms and give them a gentle kick. Get the recipe
These pancakes have sweet apple added in the batter, so there's no need for extra sugar. A recipe that all the family can make, and enjoy afterwards! Get the recipe
Ooh la la! A continental classic if you fancy a retro flavour to your Shrove Tuesday celebrations. And don't forget the flaming finale of Cointreau to really create the illusion that you're in a Parisian bistro. Get the recipe
These lightly spiced, slightly fusion, savoury pancakes are perfect for a light and healthy meal. Feel free to add cooked chicken instead of the cheese or fry some bacon in with the onions for an added smoky flavour. Get the recipe.
For many, many more pancake ideas - including strawberry and almond, cheese and broccoli, and rhubarb with ice cream - click here for our bumper pancake collection.
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