However you pack your pancakes, we love these top 10 ideas will help you get creative in the kitchen this year, and maybe even inspire you to shun ever popular sweet for supper worthy savoury.
1. Chocolate, peanut butter & banana
Perfect with a thinner base, this super sweet filling will pack out your pancakes, making them cost effective and great for sharing.
Try our choc chip, peanut butter & banana pancake recipe
2. Squash, goat’s cheese & rosemary
Proving your topping doesn’t have to go on top, these sophisticated fritters make a great brunch or even starter if you’re celebrating in the evening
3. Arnold Bennett
Give the classic omelette a modern makeover with Gordon Ramsay’s posh pancake recipe, which keeps the traditional haddock centre but transforms it into a stylish soufflé.
4. Crêpe Suzette
Keep things light with a low-fat favourite – this simple zesty classic is a quick way to please everyone. You could also add your own tropical twist by using sliced mango, tropical juice and fat-free Greek natural yogurt instead of traditional orange – or maybe treat yourself to a boozy brunch version with a splash of Cointreau!
5. Vegan tomato & mushroom
This vegan or veggie recipe makes for a satisfying brunch or starter. Or top with sliced banana, pecans and vegan ice cream for a dairy-free dessert.
6. American blueberry
The nation speaks – the most popular pancake recipe on the BBC site is always a popular choice for Pancake Day. Thicken them up with baking powder and self-raising flour and get liberal with the syrup. There’s no need to stick to blueberries either – grab yourself a selection of your family’s favourite fruits and let everyone help themselves.
7. Breakfast bacon and egg
Thin and limp not your thing? Throw mashed potato into the mix for chunky pancakes – you’ll still get all the fun of the traditional prep but they’ll be much nicer with a breakfast topping of bacon and egg.
8. Buttermilk pancakes with sticky bananas and Brazil nuts
Fast becoming a firm favourite of those who take their pancakes seriously – buttermilk is the secret ingredient in James Martin’s indulgent delights, which are more than worthy of their five stars.
Make a meal of your crêpes by setting out bowls of your favourite veggies, herbs and spices and getting everyone to wrap and roll – our spicy vegetable fajita recipe should give you some ideas to get you started…
10. Rhubarb compote with vanilla crème fraîche & pancakes
Served as a dessert, this recipe is sure to wow your pancake party guests.
Original post at BBC.co.uk, click here for full article.