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Shrove Tuesday - My Top Five Pancake Toppings

It's shrove Tuesday this week, the start of the run up to Easter. Time to use up all the things that are traditionally not eaten as part of Lent.

So pancakes are the traditional food of the day, in my family, we have pancakes as the evening meal on Shrove Tuesday.

The recipe we use to make our pancakes is;

100g Flour
2 Eggs
300ml Milk
 a pinch of salt

  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together, let stand for thirty minutes. 
  • When you are ready grease a frying pan and heat spoon in the batter and move round the pan until you have a circular shape 
  • Cook for around 1 minute flip to the other side and cook for 1 minute until golden brown. 
  • Keep them warm on a tray in the oven until you have all your pancakes cooked. 

Part of the fun of pancake day is the assortment of toppings you can have.  These are my top five.

 Top Five Pancake Toppings;

1. Traditional Lemon and Sugar

A squeeze of fresh lemon and a dusting of sugar is a simple, delious and traditional way of eating pancakes. It's light and easy, the sugar taking the edge of the lemon and also adding flavour to the pancake

2. Golden Syrup & Lemon

It's a sweet sticky mess! but its lovely oozing sweet syrup mixes with the lemon and is mopped up by the pancake.

3. Mixed Fruit

I love making an fruit filling, mixing some favourites such as raspberry, strawberry, pomegranate, Kiwi and a dash of lemon to turn my pancakes in to a sweet desert

4. Raspberry and Chocolate Spread

It's an indulgent treat to use your favourite chocolate spread add some sweet juicy raspberry's and roll your pancake.

5. Make it savoury

As we have pancakes as a main meal I use grated cheese and ham wrapped in the pancake, almost like a cheese and ham sandwich. The heat from the pancake melts the cheese just that little bit and turns the pancake in a lovely savoury snack.


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