Pancake ideas for Shrove Tuesday

BY Sue Williamson

Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, Pancake Tuesday – whichever name you choose, Tuesday 9th February presents a fantastic opportunity to indulge in delicious pancakes.

Regardless of which side of the sweet/savoury divide you fall (or do you like a bit of both?), the humble pancake is the perfect base for all manner of tasty toppings. Nutella? Strawberries? Ham and cheese? Simple yet satisfying lemon and sugar?

What’s your favourite pancake combination?

To help you prepare for this rather excellent holiday, here’s a fool-proof pancake recipe and some places to visit in London if you’d prefer not to make your own.

Easy recipe for perfect pancakes


100g plain flour

2 eggs

200ml milk

Pinch salt

  • Mix the eggs and flour in a bowl until fully combined
  • Add the milk, a little at a time, to form a smooth, thick paste
  • If the mixture seems too stiff to beat, add a little more milk until the desired consistency is achieved
  • Heat a frying pan, melt some butter (or use oil if you prefer) and add some of the batter, turning once midway through cooking, which will be after about 30 seconds to 1 minute. If you’re feeling brave, you can attempt a flip with a flourish!

It really is that simple – enjoy!

Where to find the best pancakes in London

While making pancakes is incredibly quick and easy, sometimes food tastes all the better when it’s been made by someone else.



Not only do Shutterbug make fantastic pancakes, they’re also running a special Pancake Day event. The menu will include both American pancakes and French-style crepes, with toppings such as salted caramel, Nutella, blueberries, bacon and maple syrup.

The Book Club


The Book Club’s menu will be heaving with more unusual delights: Mexican sweetcorn pancakes with chili sauce, bacon and avocado, and deep fried pancakes with salted caramel rum sauce. Feeling competitive? Why not enter the Great British Flip Off pancake flipping challenge?

Senzala Creperie


What better place to celebrate Pancake Day than in an actual creperie? Senzala Creperie has a fantastic permanent crepe and galette menu, featuring salmon, eggs, tuna, a huge variety of cheeses and, of course, plenty of sweet options too.

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