Move over Valentine’s Day, there’s a new sheriff in town…
Arguably the best day to celebrate after Christmas Day…we welcome a day that is far sweeter than any mushy love poem or gooey box of strawberry flavoured chocolate.
We’ve added recipes to suit a sweet tooth, a savory tooth, and everything in between.
Continue reading to check out some of our lip-smacking suggestions! All our recipes can be made right here in one of our studio kitchens, so there’s no excuse to go all out for pancake day this year!
Better Batter Recipes
Unless you prefer the fool-proof method of buying your pancake batter from the supermarket, here are some fabulous homemade batter recipes.
Want to skip straight to the fun part? Skip to toppings by clicking the button below. If you want to become a homemade pancake connoisseur then continue reading below!
The ‘Wait, Since When was it Pancake Day?’ Crepe Batter
So you forgot it was pancake day. It’s cool. You only forgot about the Most Important Day of the Month. No biggie.
Here’s a super tasty crepe batter recipe to redeem yourself. Chuck on some of that resident golden syrup that’s sitting at the back of your cupboard – and job done.
- 100g plain flour
- 1tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp butter
- 275ml milk
- 2 large eggs
- Whisk up the milk, eggs and sugar until combined. Add a pinch of salt
- Melt the butter in the microwave and add this to the mixture.
- In another bowl, empty 100g of plain flour. Make a well in the middle and add the wet ingredients.
- Whisk up until the batter is smooth.
- Fry the pancakes on an oiled non-stick pan for about 1-2 minutes each. Flip them over when you start to see bubbles forming in the middle of the pancake.
- To layer, place them on a plate with baking paper or kitchen roll in the middle of each pancake.
Nan’s No-Nonsense Fluffy Pancake Batter
This easy traditional pancake batter requires absolutely no measuring at all, and you can whip up the batter easily in 5 minutes. Perfect for impromptu pancakes, or if you don’t have any measuring scales! Pick an even number of tablespoons of Self Raising Flour. Whatever the number, half it in tablespoons of sugar.
2:1 ratio of Self Raising Flour to Sugar. Generally, for two people – 6 heaped tablespoons of flour to 3 tablespoons of sugar works.
Ingredients (no scales for a no-nonsense recipe)
- Self Raising Flour
- Whisked eggs (x1 egg per every 6 tbsps flour)
- Pinch salt
- Add your flour and sugar. Make a well with the back of the spoon
- Pour the egg in the middle and gently fold the dry ingredients into the middle
- Slowly pour in the milk to the mixture until you get a smooth consistency with no lumps
- Fry on a non-stick pan in a little melted butter
Studio’s Scotch Pancake Batter
Super sweet scotch pancakes by TheStudios. Yum. Small British pancakes – perfect with butter, jam, and a hot cuppa.
- 2205 self-raising flour
- 250ml milk
- 1 Egg
- 45g melted butter
- 30g sugar
- 2tsp vegetable oil
- Mix the flour and sugar together in a bowl
- Whisk the egg and add into a well in the middle of the sugar and flour.
- Slowly stir in the milk and egg into the mixture until you get a super thick batter that just drops off slowly off the edge of your mixing spoon
- Heat a large frying pan on a low heat and brush a little bit of butter onto the pan.
- Spoon about three tablespoons worth of batter onto the frying pan and keep in a small pile on the frying pan
- Flip over the pancake when there are lots of bubbles on the outer rim of the pancake
Now here’s what you really came for! Check out our super tasty topping ideas. Continue reading for a range of pancake toppings that range between sugary, healthy, and downright outrageous.
The All Out American
Topping Combo: bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, and lashings of maple syrup or golden syrup.
Super-American pancakes. A foolproof way to enjoy some 10/10 traditional American pancakes! This is the best way to enjoy pancakes the traditional way! These topping suggestions work best on thick fluffy pancakes as you’ve got a lot of topping to work with here, so you’ll need to provide lots of pancake-ness to soak up the toppings. These traditional American pancakes are a fab option for a lazy weekend breakfast, to serve with coffee and fruit.
Beans on Toast Crepe-Enchilladas
Topping Combo: Beans, Worcestershire Sauce with loads of cheese
Yep, you read that right. Cheesy beans, mixed with enchiladas, mixed with CREPES.
There is so much going on here, and it might sound a bit wacky. But trust us when we say you won’t regret it.
Once you’ve cooked your crepes, add hot baked beans as your filling and roll the crepes up with the filling inside. Add a little Worcestershire sauce to spice things up a bit, and obviously remember your staple salt and pepper. Add the beans into the crepes and roll-up. Layer your crepe-enchiladas in a row in a non-stick baking dish, and cover with MORE beans and LOADS of cheese. We recommend you add a variety of different cheeses so that when the cheese melts you get a super oozy texture and a variety of different flavors.
Bake in the oven for about 5-10 minutes until the enchilada crepes are cooked all the way through, and the cheese has fully melted.
Supergreen Vegan Crepes
Topping Combo: Spirulina (add into the batter), chopped almonds, chopped banana, toasted oats, agave syrup
This is a super healthy combo that you can use alongside a vegan pancake batter. Spirulina is an unbeatable source of protein that does wonders for your body. Don’t be put off if you think these pancakes look like melted Shrek. They’re actually incredibly tasty and healthy! Pancake Day with none of the guilt. Double whammy.
Cinnamon Butter, Blueberry ‘n’ Banana
Topping Combo: Blueberries, bananas, cinnamon butter, walnuts, maple syrup, ice cream (optional)
These are a perfect breakfast/dessert pancake option if you enjoy your pancakes with a bit of sweetness and crunch!
To make the cinnamon butter, simply add cinnamon and a drop of vanilla essence to some room-temperature salted butter. Using the back of a metal spoon, blend the cinnamon in with the butter, and leave it in the fridge to set.
Cinnamon butter is perfectly served on warm pancakes, as the butter will slightly melt and you’ll get all of the cinnamon goodness evenly distributed over the pancakes! Add a dollop of vanilla ice cream in the middle of the pancakes if you’re after a hot/cold combo.
All these fool-proof recipes can be cooked up right here in your Studio kitchen. And if you need a weekly fix of your favourite pancakes, then why not cook up a whole batch and freeze them for a weekend treat?
However you choose to chef up your pancakes, we hope it’s a blast.
Happy Pancake Day from The Studios!