So， we’ve talked about how to create American style pancakes and our but why not try something a little bit different this year？ While lemon and sugar is a classic， there’s nothing wrong with doing things a bit differently. So flip your pancakes to the next level and treat your taste buds to these 4 alternative pancake day ideas…
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What’s better than one pancake？ A tower of pancakes! Create a？bake-off worthy showstopper？by layering up each pancake with different fillings and toppings.
Start with your base pancake and spread over a layer of chocolate spread. On top of the chocolate spread， add a layer of whipped cream and then some strawberries on top. Then add another pancake on top and continue layering chocolate spread， whipped cream and then raspberries. Keep layering， swapping and adding ingredients to your hearts content before finishing off with some grated chocolatefrench linen cushion covers， icing sugar or maple syrup.
Sweet Enough Already？
Not everyone has a sweet tooth for the nation’s favourite toppings of lemon and sugar， maple syrup or chocolate spread. So switch it up by swapping the sugar for a savoury. We love to top our fluffy pancakes with crispy rashers of streaky bacon， slices of avocado and a sprinkling of chili flakes or a drizzle of chili oil. If you have a bit more time of your hands， try topping your pancakes with this delicious combination of mushroom， stilton and spinach along with a poached egg：
Start by heating a dry frying pan over a medium heat and cooking a couple of handfuls of spinach until it has wilted and set to one side. Add a bit of oil to the same frying pan and brown the 1 small chopped onion until it is soft. Then add a handful of chopped mushrooms and continue to cook until soft. Stir in the wilted spinach and some crumbled stilton， then？warm until the stilton starts to melt and？set to one side. Meanwhile (or afterwards if you’re not good at multitasking) poach an egg in a poach pod in a covered pan of simmering water for 4-6 minutes. Serve your spinach mix and poached egg on top of a pre-made crepe and your savoury dish is ready to eat.
It’s All About That Base
We wholeheartedly believe that there is a pancake out there for everyone.？With more people turning vegan than ever， leave your eggs and milk in the fridge and try vegan pancakes this year.
Combine the 4 dry ingredients (flour， sugar， baking powder and salt) in a bowl and create a well in the centre. Then pour the combined wet ingredients (soya milk， olive oil and vanilla extract) into the well and stir the mixture until blended. Be careful not to overmix the batter and stop when only a few lumps remain. Let the batter then rest for 5 minutes while warming a lightly oiled frying pan over a medium heat. Spoon one pancakes’ worth of the mixture into the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or？until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancake. Flip using a pancake turner and cook the pancake on the other side for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown.
Repeat the cooking process for the rest of the mixture and then serve your pancakes with your favourite topping.
One for The Kids
Bored of beige and brown pancakes？ Try injecting a bit of colour into your pancake day with simple rainbow pancakes. Make sure your American style pancake batter as usual and separate into 4 or 5 different bowls.
Top Tip – Use our batter dispenser to equally measure the amount of batter into each bowl without creating any mess.
Once the batter has been separated， add a couple of drops of food colouring to each bowl. Either use the food colouring on its own or mix to create a brand new colour. E.g. to create pink add a drop of red food colouring， then keep adding more if you would like a red pancake， or mix yellow and red for an orange pancake， or blue and red for a purple pancake. The trick is to add one drop of food colouring at a time to each bowl and to mix the batter well before adding more. If you add too much， you risk the pancake being too vibrant or the batter splitting. Remember once you’ve added the food colouring in， you can’t take it out!
Cook your pancakes as usual， but doing one colour at a time， keeping an eye on each pancake to make sure they don’t catch and turn brown. Once cooked， stack and serve with ice cream or maple syrup for a deliciously sweet rainbow treat.
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