People up and down the country have stocked up on lots of chocolates, bananas, lemons and sugar for Pancake Day.
Foodies and people love it when a national day arrives. This includes all kinds of food and gives us any excuses to celebrate specific food. Now that Pancake Day has arrived, I’m sure plenty of you people will be searching for places to visit and have those mouth-watering pancakes around London.
Instead of going out this time, I thought I would be a little creative by making my very own pancake with a few extra toppings of my own. Here I used a bunch of berries to make it colourful as well as adding maple syrup. Also, Judes was so kind enough to gift me their sauce so I had the option to include the Belgian Chocolate spread on top. Tasted so delicious!
Want to try to make your very own pancakes? Maybe give this simple step by step recipe a try to see how your pancakes turn out! or perhaps share one of your favourite recipes 🙂
- 125g plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 235ml milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre, then pour in milk, egg and oil. Keep mixing until it’s all smooth.
- Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter into the frying pan, using about 60ml for each pancake. Once it’s starting to turn brown on both sides, that should be your pancake ready to serve and eat.
- 125g Plain flour
- 2 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Caster sugar
- 1 Egg
- 235ml Milk
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre, then pour in milk, egg and oil. Keep mixing until it's all smooth.
- Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter into the frying pan, using about 60ml for each pancake. Once it's starting to turn brown on both sides, that should be your pancake ready to serve and eat.
However, for those who are looking to go out instead, I’ve listed some of the cafes and restaurants around London, where you could perhaps try them out for yourself. Not only for pancake day, but a casual breakfast or afternoon snack would work too if you’re not feeling like making your very own pancakes at home.
My Old Dutch
131-132 High Holborn, London WC1V 6PS
My Old Dutch, based across London in three different areas of West London and Central London, are well-known for their delicious pancakes.
The Breakfast Club
11 Southwark Street, SE1 1RQ
The Breakfast Club can be found only in London (9 in total) but in Brighton and Oxford. Here you will find the most divine looking pancakes, whether you are feeling hungry or not, always plenty to share with someone else. also serves sweet or savoury pancakes all day.
Granger & Co
237 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP
The Australian cafe ‘Granger & Co’ have four branches in London, two in Central (Kings Cross & Clerkenwell) the other two can be found in West London by Chelsea and Notting Hill. The pancakes and food here are really picturesque. Granger & Co will be serving pancakes all day long, so just ask 🙂 Ricotta pancakes are the ones to try.
Riding House Cafe
43-51 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7PQ
Known for their breakfast and brunch as well as their stunning interiors, so maybe their pancakes will be just as good, The Riding House Cafe will be serving pancakes all day long for pancake day.
18-20 Weighhouse Street, London, W1K 5LU
For those who are vegan, I have you covered here too, as you can find your very own made to order vegan pancakes, where you can pick from a selection of toppings ranging from classic lemon juice, coconut sugar to salted caramel with chopped pecans and chocolate chips. Sounds delicious right?!
What are you guys planning to do on Pancake day? Are you going out to indulge in some of these yummy looking pancakes listed above or perhaps bake your own? Let me know your thoughts below.