Pancake Day 2021 recipes
So it's Pancake Day 2021. Who doesn't love a pancake? A batter made from four simple ingredients - eggs, flour, milk and salt - is fried in a crepe pan (or frying pan).
Traditionally served with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of sugar, pancakes lend themselves to a wide range of toppings - from ham & eggs, berry compote or bananas and butterscotch through to the theatrical flambeing of a retro classic - the crepe Suzette.
The pancake has a very long history, appearing in recipe books dating as far back as 1439. Traditionally served on Shrove Tuesday, the feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, it was the last opportunity to use up eggs and flour before embarking on the Lenten fast.
Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year, anywhere between 03 February to 09 March. This year Shrove Tuesday falls on Tuesday 16 February.
Need some pancake day recipe inspiration? Why not try these delicious pancake day recipes below. There's a basic pancake recipe plus alternative recipes for vegan pancakes and keto-friendly pancakes for a bit of a change.
These incredible keto-friendly cottage cheese pancakes and very easy to make. Serve them with berry toppings (blueberries, raspberries or strawberries) for just the right amount of sweetness.
These healthy oat pancakes are a delicious alternative to recipes that use plain white flour. They can be gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats. Just the perfect breakfast for a lazy morning.
Learn a skill for life with this easy to remember foolproof basic pancake recipe that ensures perfect pancakes every time. And just about every other pancake you'll ever make in your life will be a variation of this simple recipe.