My favourite memories of Pancake Day as a child are dotted with raisins and drizzled with golden syrup. Pancakes for pudding were such a treat I imagined all sorts of reasons for making them more than once a year when I was older. The annual heart-in-the-throat moment between the pancake leaving the pan, flipping over and landing right side up in the pan would certainly be tamed (I certainly wouldn’t be able to get a photo as amazing as Nic’s if I was the flipster). So, my first Shrove Tuesday minus mum-made pancakes came as a student in 1994 and as I prepared the batter for enough pancakes to fill both dinner and pudding space in my tummy I was horrified by how my Yorkshire house mate was preparing hers: filling them them with baked beans and cheese violated all my conditioning about what a pancake should or shouldn’t be perfected with!
I still can’t get my head round savoury pancakes but I’ve not really experimented with sweet fillings beyond the traditional lemon and sugar, golden syrup or raisin speckled either. If you’re looking for sweet inspiration take a mouthwatering look at Cherrapeno’s seasonal pancake ideas. Something as simple as folding your pancake a different way may be all it takes to jazz up an old favourite filling.
Have a flippin’ great evening whatever you end up tucking into.
© Cherrapeno’s images not mine (thanks Nic)