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Happy Pancake Day!

I’m not a religious person but I have no problem celebrating a day that gives you an excuse to eat delicious pancakes for any meal you fancy!


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In the interest of blogging only (ahem), we had our pancakes yesterday and may also be having some more after dinner tonight too…they should not simply be limited to one day a year anyway!

Before you start gathering your ingredients and toppings, you have a very important pancake-related decision to make:

Do you go for a stack of fat, fluffy American style pancakes drizzled in maple syrup or a plate of thin, crispy crepe-like ones with the classic lemon and sugar combination?

For me, I like to go for a traditional and thin pancake but with a variety of toppings. This is third year running that I have simply made a big bowl of batter and made different pancakes throughout the evening, with savoury followed by sweet toppings.


It is a perfect excuse to get your friends over for a “Pancake Party” as you can simply fill lots of little bowls with different toppings and allow people to make their own combinations and have as many as they like!

I didn’t want to make this post into a recipe as most people have a basic pancake recipe in their repertoire, but if in doubt then just Google it and Delia, Nigella, Hugh or Jamie should be able to help!


This year, we started with a couple of chorizo, mushroom and cheddar pancakes which were delicious.


Then, I raided the cupboards and made up a few new combinations. Because we have been away, we were lacking slightly in fresh fruit so my pancake ideas are not the healthiest!


My two new favourites are:


Dulce de Leche and Chopped Nuts


Peanut Butter and Maple Syrup

Our neighbouring village is having a pancake race this week which I cannot resist popping along to, as a spectator, not competitor I must add!

Have a fabulous Pancake Day and if you are stuck for ideas or fancy trying something new then I have two of my own recipes for you to have a look at:

Blueberry Pancakes

Banana and Chocolate Pancakes


About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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