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Five pancake recipes to feed everyone

Five pancake recipes to feed everyone

by Great British Chefs 15 January 2016

With Pancake Day fast approaching we have pulled together five of our best pancake recipes to whet your appetite ahead of the big day. Whether you like your pancakes savoury, sugary or with a little something special, there's a recipe here to suit every taste.

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For Pancake Day purists

For many of us the ideal Pancake Day boils down to a bowl of sugar and several juicy lemons, loath to gild the lily any further with elaborate sauces and fillings. Simplicity is not without its pitfalls, however; as Mary Berry is so fond of saying, nothing shows up a culinary mistake quicker than a classic. For guaranteed pancake success we turn to Dominic Chapman, a man whose batter can't be bettered, and his easy pancake recipe which creates the perfect canvas for a little lemon and sugar. An excellent one for cooking with kids.

For the health conscious

If you're after ideas for a healthier take on the traditional Shrove Tuesday feast try Deena Kakaya's delicious gluten-free pancakes recipe. Buckwheat and banana are fast becoming a favourite double act in the world of gluten-free brunches and bakes, with the banana adding sweetness and texture without any need for butter – swap the whole milk for almond or rice milk to make these pancakes dairy-free, too. The batter of these sugar-free pancakes are sweetened with fresh passion fruit and a little cinnamon, although you could also add a couple of tablespoons of cacao powder for a virtuous take on chocolate pancakes.

For the ultimate indulgence

At the other end of the spectrum comes Jacqueline Meldrum's spectacular Creme Egg pancake stack, an unashamedly indulgent approach to Pancake Day celebration which would also make a fantastic Easter brunch recipe. With thick Scotch pancakes sandwiched together with stiff, sweetened cream, the stack is liberally doused with a chocolate sauce and finished with a cracked open Creme Egg – the perfect no holds barred send off for those giving up sweet treats and chocolate for Lent.

For big appetites

Savoury pancakes are easily forgotten in all the excitement of sugar and syrups on Shrove Tuesday, but if you plan on basing your entire evening meal around the pancake theme Mark Dodson's Ham and eggs with potato pancakes is a great bet for fortifying your stomach against the saccharine treats to come. As the name suggests, mashed potato forms the foundation of this simple pancake recipe, resulting in a hearty (but surprisingly fluffy) home for mounds of scrambled egg and ham. If you're catering for vegetarians try substituting the ham for sautéed garlic mushrooms or roasted tomatoes drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar.

 
 

For the grown ups

Once the little ones have gone to bed and you've peeled any errant pancakes off the ceiling Pancake Day for grown ups can begin in earnest. For this, we turn to a French classic (after all, they know their pancakes) for the Galvin brothers' crêpes Suzette recipe. With wafer thin crêpes drenched a sticky, boozy sauce, this recipe is largely faithful to the traditional crêpes Suzette although forgoes the final flambéing – good news for kitchens already in a state of semi-destruction after the children have had their go.

 
 
 

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