With Shrove Tuesday just around the corner, the team here at Mr Lender thought we would share our favourite pancake recipes and toppings and how to make them (without breaking the bank!).
First things first.
Make yourself a whole bunch of pancake batter.
Don’t go for the pre-made batter mixes, it’s so much cheaper (and easier) to make your own. For a family of 4 you will need roughly:
- 100g plain flour
- 2 eggs
- 300ml semi-skimmed milk
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable, plus extra for frying
- a pinch of salt
So what are our favourite toppings?
Danielle – Chocolate and Banana
Melt some cooking chocolate in a microwave (the tip – do it for 20 secs at a time, to stop it from congealing), add some sliced bananas and BINGO!
Claire – Lemon and Sugar
Sometimes simple is best. Use fresh lemons instead of the pre-packaged juice, and add a sprinkling of sugar on top. Tasty. Jen – Cinnamon and Honey
I like to stay healthy, honey & cinnamon is one of my favourite combinations to help sweeten most things, whether it’s porridge or pancakes!
Andrew – Courgette and Feta
I don’t really have a sweet tooth, so courgette and feta is one of my top choices. Fry off the courgette in a little oil, and crumble in some feta. A little goes a long way with both of these
Liam – Golden Syrup
Another national favourite. Sometimes you just can’t go wrong with a slathering of golden syrup. It’s worth investing in a tin, because you can use it again and again in future recipes.