Happy Pancake Day to our foodie friends! Today, we’re celebrating the delicious occasion of Pancake Day, by exploring a number of pancake recipes from various corners of the world. Whether you prefer a sweet or savoury pancake, a thin or fluffy pancake, there’s something for everyone in our pancake extravaganza blog. So sit down, relax and choose which one you’re going to make today!
1. American Pancakes
The team decided to start off strong with a classic fluffy American pancake. We love how you can add so many different toppings, today we opted for golden syrup and fresh berries. What would you add to yours?
- 200g self-raising flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 25g unsalted butter
- 200ml milk
- Vegetable oil for cooking
- Golden syrup (optional)
- Fresh berries
- Start by sifting your flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, and then add your sugar and salt.
- Next mix together your eggs, melted butter and milk into a jug and then pour into your flour mixture.
- Whisk all the ingredients together with a whisk and pour back into your jug to make it easier to pour your mixture into the frying pan.
- Put your frying pan on a medium heat with your vegetable oil. When it starts to bubble slightly, pour rounds of your batter in, making them roughly 8cm wide.
- Cook the pancakes for about 1-2 minutes until you see tiny bubbles start to appear and pop. You can then flip your pancakes over and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Next place your pancakes onto Citron’s eco-friendly plates and enjoy!
2. Korean-Style Prawn Pancakes
Up next we are travelling to the other side of the world for a savoury pancake. This could be a really delicious recipe to make for your lunch or for your dinner and it will only take you 20 minutes in total to make.
- 150g plain flour
- A sprinkle of chilli flakes
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp garlic granules
- 2 tbsp oil
- 8 spring onions
- 200g cooked prawns
- 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 red chillies
- 2 pinches of sugar
- Sesame seeds (optional)
- First we are going to make dipping sauce first, add the vinegar, soy sauce, your 2 finely chopped red chillies, and your sugar into a bowl and mix.
- Next, it’s time to make the delicious pancake batter. In a mixing bowl, add your flour and chilli flakes then get a spoon and make a well in your mixture. Pour in 200ml of water, the eggs and garlic granules and mix together to create a smooth batter.
- Get your non-stick frying pan and add 1 tsp of oil and cook your spring onions until they become soft, it should take around 1-2 minutes. Next add your cooked prawns to the pan and pour on your batter to cook.
- Cook the pancake for 3-4 minutes, or until the bottom is golden brown and the top is beginning to set.
- Flip the pancake over and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
- Cut the pancake into slices and serve with the dipping sauce.
- If you’re making these pancakes for dinner, add them to our insulated food jars to keep them warm for up to 6 hours or into our lunch-boxes if you prefer them cold.
3. Danish Aebleskiver Pancakes
Now this might not look like your classic pancake, as it's a cross between a pancake and a Yorkshire pudding. These pancakes will take just over an hour from start to finish, but they will be worth it and you can add delicious toppings and fillings.
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp golden caster sugar
- 75g plain flour
- A pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 135 ml buttermilk
- 35g unsalted butter
- Icing sugar
- Filling of your choice e.g. Nutella, jam, lemon curd
- Heat your oven to 180 degrees.
- To make the batter, you will need to separate your egg yolk and egg white - but make sure you keep both!
- Whisk together your egg white and sugar together until it comes to stiff peaks.
- Sift your flour and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl and make a well.
- Now it’s time to melt your butter and set aside to cook. In a jug mix together your buttermilk, your egg yolk and whisk together.
- With an electric whisk, mix your buttermilk and flour mixture together and then slowly add in your melted butter.
- Next grab your cupcake tray and grease each hole with some butter. Pop the tray into the oven to heat up.
- Once it has been heated for 2 minutes, pour in your batter until each hole is ¾ full.
- Leave them to cook for around 20 minutes, or until they become golden brown.
- Once cooled, you can cut them in half or tear them and fill them with the filling of your choice. Nutella or jam would be delicious! Or you can dollop cream on top!
4. Japanese Souffle Pancakes
If you have seen these trending on TikTok, you will know how yummy they look! These pancakes are super fluffy and have a jelly like wobble - have you tried one before? If you haven't, here is your time to get cooking.
- 4 eggs
- 55gs granulated sugar
- 60g self-raising flour
- 0.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3 tbsp milk
- 0.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp water
- Butter for cooking
- First you will have to separate your egg whites and egg yolks into separate bowls. Once you have done that, whisk your egg yolk, milk and vanilla into a bowl.
- Next sift your flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and mix together.
- In another bowl, whisk all your egg whites together until they become frothy. Then add your sugar and continue to whisk together until it forms stiff peaks.
- Next you're making the batter add ⅓ of your stiff egg white mixture to your egg yolk mixture and fold together. When mixed, add the rest of your egg whites into it. Then sift in your flour and baking powder to the mixture and fold.
- Put your frying pan on a medium heat with a tsp of butter to melt. Once the pan has heated up, add a ladle of mixture to a pan, add a tbsp of water to the side of your pan and add a lid. You will need to steam-cook it for 2 minutes.
- After the 2 minutes are up, take off the lid and add 2 tbsp of mixture onto each pancake and put the lid back on. Cook for another 5-6 minutes on a low heat.
- Next flip the pancake over, add another tbsp of water into the pan and pop the lid back on to cook for another 4 minutes.
- Eat these pancakes as soon as they are cooked and put them on your Citron eco-friendly plates.
Have a happy Pancake Day!