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Getting ready for Pancake Day

The boys are already really excited and looking forward to Shrove Tuesday on 9th February. We all love pancakes in our house and if we’re lucky then on a Sunday morning Daddy may make us pancakes for breakfast.

I like the thin crepe style pancakes rather than the fluffy American ones. Mainly because I can eat more of them without getting too full up so we get to have lots of different filling combinations.

This is the tried and tested Delia Smith pancake recipe we use, makes approx 8 pancakes;


  • 110g/4oz plain flour, sifted
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml/7fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3fl oz water
  • 50g/2oz butter


  • Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it.
  • Start whisking the mixture together, getting all the loose bits of flour.
  • Gradually add the water and milk while still whisking.
  • Make sure that you keep whisking and get any loose bits until smooth.
  • Place in the fridge to cool or if in a hurry you could always add a couple of ice cubes and mix in.


  • Melt the butter into a very hot pan then add 2 tbsp back to the batter mix and whisk in. Put the rest in a bowl to lubricate the frying pan when you make the pancakes.
  • Pour a little of the melted butter into a hot frying pan and add a ladle full of the batter mix. Tip the mixture around the frying pan to give and even coating.
  • It should take about 30 seconds to cook and then you get the fun part of trying to flip it over to brown the other side.

You’ll also want to make sure that you get some yummy fillings to go inside the pancakes.

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Our favourites are:

  • Daddy: – Banana and Nutella
  • Ben: – Nutella
  • Will: – Sugar and Jam
  • Me: – Lemon and Sugar or Panacotta and Strawberries if we’re feeling posh!

I’ll definitely be making pancakes after school on 9th February for the boys, best make sure I’ve got all the ingredients in.

What are your favourite pancake fillings?

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  • Reply Amanda Jenner

    I definitely have the same tastes as you for fillings 🙂 eeeek I can’t wait for pancake day xx

    February 3, 2016 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Mama

    A thanks for the Shrove Tuesday reminder. I always forget that one. For me it’s bananas and chocolate all the way!


    February 3, 2016 at 1:32 am
  • Reply Chloe

    Ohhh panacotta and strawberries sounds delicious!!! I’ve never tried that combination before. I love pancakes. xx

    February 2, 2016 at 11:27 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      To be fair I like most sweet things on pancakes, just don’t get the whole bacon and maple syrup x

      February 3, 2016 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Helen Costello (@CasaCostello)

    I am such a traditionalist – its lemon and sugar all the way for me! My girls love pancake day more than any other – our 9yo asks most days after school if we can have pancakes. She is going to love next Tuesday x

    February 2, 2016 at 11:10 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Pancakes everyday, thats a girl after my own heart x

      February 3, 2016 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Tori Gabriel

    I completely forgot about pancake day! February is a busy month for us with my hubby’s birthday on the 10th, then Valentines, then my daughters first birthday on the 20th….I forgot pancake day too!

    February 2, 2016 at 10:04 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Trying to be organised this year as I usually only realise the day before and then have to rush to the supermarket!

      February 3, 2016 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Emma

    YUMMY, cant wait for pancake day now 🙂

    February 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Sarah Cantwell

    We make banana pancakes a lot in our house. We often have them as a Saturday morning breakfast. Our usual topping is blueberries and bacon with honey xx

    February 2, 2016 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Blogging Mummy

    We love pancakes and eat them all year round. I love mine just with syrup on them. Nom nom!

    February 2, 2016 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Jess

    Who doesn’t love pancakes? Actually I only just started enjoying them properly a few years ago, once i’d found the perfect toppings, agave nectar and strawberries! YUM! I’m not quite brave enough to make my from scratch yet so some store bought ones will do this year, maybe next year I’ll venture into making my own?? x

    February 2, 2016 at 11:14 am
    • Reply Lisa

      You’ll have to try it out I’m not a great cook and you can’t really get it wrong x

      February 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Becky

    Ah this has really got me in the mood for pancake day now! I love pancakes and usually eat my body weight in them. My favourite is classic lemon and sugar!

    February 2, 2016 at 9:18 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Classic and yummy x

      February 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm

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