Not just for Shrove Tuesday, pancakes are a quick, easy snack to prepare and can be enjoyed either sweet or savoury. Pancake recipes have been discovered from the 16th century and are present in many cultures under different names, crepes in France, blinis in Russia and dosa in India, for example.
For a fluffier pancake, try replacing the milk with buttermilk.
You can substitute the flour for wholemeal for a healthier option.
Pancakes are traditionally served with sugar and lemon as Dominic Chapman does. They can make a delicious dessert as Marcello Tully shows in his banana and toffee pancakes but they can also be used in savoury dishes: Shaun Hill adds chard and dill to his pancakes and serves them with smoked salmon while try Marcello Tully’s Creamy green crêpes.