Shrove Tuesday, commonly known here as Pancake Day is coming up soon – it’s on Tuesday 25th February.
Basic pancakes, or crepes, recipe
The basic recipe for pancakes, or crepes, is really easy – just whisk together 300ml milk with 2 eggs, then whisk in 4 tbsp flour with a pinch of salt. I do all this in my blender, so it is really quick!
Many people in Scotland serve maple syrup with their pancakes nowadays. Here’s a look into how maple syrup is made.
Of course, it is quite easy to make your own syrups. Here’s my recipe for date syrup
or, for the grown-ups, how about a boozy spiced citrus syrup?
or if you prefer less sweet, then how about these Lace Pancakes from Great British Bake Off?
Are they delicate, intricate and beautiful – or faffy and time consuming? You decide!
I always like to have savoury pancakes on offer too and these Chilli Beef Pancakes are my absolute favourite. The pancake batter is simply spiced with Chinese 5-spice powder so they are very easy to make.
Haha – apologies for the shocking photo – this is a very early recipe on the blog!
Note to self – redo the photo for this!
Let me know in the comments below what your favourite fillings and recipes are!
Other blogger’s recipes for pancakes I like…
- I like to make French crepes but if you want traditional Scotch pancakes, then check out this recipe from Tinned Tomatoes
- Or for a Scottish twist on savoury crepe, try out these Scottish Cullen Skink Crepes by Foodie Quine
- This clever recipe for Ricotta and Lemon Pancakes from Lea at Off The Eaten Track has the fillings mixed straight into the batter
- If you are vegan or gluten free, don’t despair, head to Tin and Thyme for these interesting Pea Protein Pancakes
- If you have any leftover pancakes, then you must try this intriguing recipe for Pancake Soup by Not Quite Nigella
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