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3 Scrumptious Pancake Recipes

3 Scrumptious Pancake Recipes

The first Dairy Book of Home Cookery was published over 50 years ago, and people have been feeding their families from it ever since.

This cookery ‘bible’ has all those essentials in it that we turn to time-after-time.

The pancake recipe must have been used hundreds of thousands, if not millions of times.

I like to think about the fun had by so many families when cooking this recipe – the glee from the children allowed pancakes mid-week, the giggles shared when attempting to toss a pancake, the debates about which toppings are best.

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, so get whisking and treat yourself to a chuckle trying to flip your pancakes.

 

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Here’s that classic pancake recipe for you to enjoy, and three more scrumptious pancake recipes that are a little more adventurous than lemon and sugar.

Mushroom Pancakes

Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Pancake Bake

Crépes with Brandy Marmalade Sauce

 

 

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Emily Davenport

Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

Spinach Pancakes | Cinnamon Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Shrove Tuesday Pancake recipes

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Don’t forget that it’s Pancake Day tomorrow!

It is strange that I only ever cook pancakes once a year – every year vowing to cook them more often – as I love them, but it’s something I just never think to cook on other days.

I adore simple sugar and lemon pancakes, but this year I thought I would be a little more adventurous and try a savoury pancake followed with a sweet one.

These two Dairy Diary recipes should definitely hit the spot. 

 

Spinach-pancakes

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Spinach Pancakes

Makes 8 pancakes
Time 20 mins
Calories 280 per pancake
Fat 16g of which 7.6g is saturated
Suitable for vegetarians

Spinach 900g (2lb), stems removed, or 2 x 225g packets of frozen chopped spinach
Butter 25g (1oz)
Salted peanuts 50g (2oz), chopped
Paprika ½ tsp
Stilton cheese 50g (2oz)
Plain flour 4 tsp
Single cream 150ml (¼ pint)
Ready-made pancakes 8, warmed

1 Place spinach in a pan, sprinkle with salt (do not add any liquid) and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes. Drain well and chop.

2 Heat butter in a small pan, add peanuts and paprika and fry gently for 1 minute. Cut rind off Stilton and crumble most into pan. Stir in spinach, flour, cream and seasoning. Bring up to boil and cook for 2–3 minutes, stirring.

3 Divide filling between pancakes and serve with remaining Stilton crumbled over top.

 

Cinnamon Pancakes with Blueberries recipe

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Cinnamon Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Serves 3
Time 20 mins
Calories 306 Fat 8g of which 2g is saturated
Suitable for vegetarians

For the Blueberry Sauce
Frozen blueberries 350g packet
Cornflour 1 tsp
Caster sugar 25g (1oz) or to taste
Fresh orange juice 2 tbsp

For the pancakes
Plain flour 110g (4oz)
Ground cinnamon ¼ tsp
Egg 1 medium
Milk 300ml (½ pint)
Sunflower oil 1 tbsp
Vanilla ice cream to serve

1 Tip blueberries into a pan and stir in all remaining sauce ingredients. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the juices have thickened and there is no taste of cornflour.

2 Sift flour and cinnamon into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, add egg, gradually whisk into flour, then whisk in milk.

3 Wipe a small non-stick frying pan with oil, and heat. Add a ladle of batter, swirl around the pan and cook until just set, then carefully turn – or toss if you’re brave! – and cook the other side. Continue with remaining batter to make 6 pancakes.

4 Serve pancakes with hot blueberry sauce and ice cream.

 

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Our favourite pancake recipes

Dairy Diary favourite pancake recipes

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Favourite Pancake Recipes

For some reason I only ever cook pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Why is that?

It’s as though someone has passed a law that states they only allowed on one day of the year! I love pancakes too; savoury and sweet, though I’ve not quite mastered a decent savoury pancake yet. I think the French are brilliant at these. I can still vividly remember the crêpe with cream and egg cooked for me on my French exchange as a fourteen year-old (which is more than a couple of years’ ago now, no comments on that please!)

So what’s your favourite pancake recipe?
I adore good old simple sugar and lemon
but I do like to cook something different too.

On the recommendation of my friend Gudi who tested this for me when we were putting together Take a Box of Eggs I shall be cooking Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Pancake Bake followed by Apple Pancakes.

Roll on Pancake Day, I’m ready with my whisk!

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Spinach Pancakes

Savoury pancakes make a delicious light meal

Makes 8 pancakes
Time 20 mins
Calories 280 per pancake
Fat 16g of which 7.6g is saturated
Suitable for vegetarians

Spinach 900g (2lb), stems removed, or 2 x 225g packets of frozen chopped spinach
Butter 25g (1oz)
Salted peanuts 50g (2oz), chopped
Paprika ½ tsp
Stilton cheese 50g (2oz)
Plain flour 4 tsp
Single cream 150ml (¼ pint)
Ready-made pancakes 8, warmed

1 Place spinach in a pan, sprinkle with salt (do not add any liquid) and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes. Drain well and chop.

2 Heat butter in a small pan, add peanuts and paprika and fry gently for 1 minute. Cut rind off Stilton and crumble most into pan. Stir in spinach, flour, cream and seasoning. Bring up to boil and cook for 2–3 minutes, stirring.

3 Divide filling between pancakes and serve with remaining Stilton crumbled over top.

A Dairy Diary recipe

Have I missed Pancake Day?

Celebrate Pancake DayI’m sure I wasn’t the first to think, hang on a minute, have I missed Pancake Day?

The change of month triggered a distant memory that it always falls in February. But no, this year it has been pushed back to 8th March. Thank goodness!

The tradition of Shrove Tuesday was to feast on rich foodstuffs such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. I may not consider myself religious, but this is one day I am happy to acknowledge.

Firstly, I do not save pancakes just for this day, but at other times of the year I tend to go for nice, thick, soft, small ones made with a cup of self raising flour, cup of milk and one egg, eaten for breakfast with some syrup, soft berries and yogurt – delicious! But for me, Pancake Day calls for the plain flour recipe, slightly runnier, fried into huge thin rounds that we can all shout at the maker to toss as high as they can!

So try this classic Pancake recipe to serve with lemon and sugar or if you fancy something a little more exotic how about Strawberry & Amaretto Pancakes from Good Food, Fast.

If you haven’t got a sweet tooth, why not try the savoury seafood pancake recipe on page 85 of this year’s Dairy Diary so that you don’t miss out?

 

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