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The tastiest day of the year is here, Pancake Day! A food so yummy it has an entire day dedicated to it. There are so many delicious ways to serve them up, from sweet to savoury, but we all have our go-to when it comes to Shrove Tuesday! Some of us turn to the classic toppings, others like to test their culinary skills and try their hand at making a traditional crepe.
We have asked some of our team members how they like to celebrate Pancake Day, so read on to find out some of the tastiest, healthiest, and frankly, disconcerting ways that we like to enjoy our pancakes!
Lemon and Sugar
Let’s start this list off with a classic! My personal favourite has always been lemon and sugar. Yes, some may think it is a yawn of a topping, however, I like to think of it as a timeless classic!
The simple flavours take me right back to my childhood kitchen, with my dad attempting to flip the pancakes as high as he could, inevitably dropping more on the floor than on our plates! Perhaps this is why Pancake Day was the only time of the year he was allowed free reign of the kitchen.
Honey and Lemon
I personally think this sounds like the cold and flu remedy of the pancake world, however, it is certainly a healthier take on the classic syrup and lemon! Our very own managing director loves this combination almost as much as he loves slurping coffee! So, if you are looking to cut down on your sugar intake, this could be the perfect option for you!
Peanut Butter and Banana
I can’t think of a better way to get one of your five-a-day. Whoever said peanut butter and jelly is the perfect combination clearly hasn’t tried this pancake topping! Our wonderful Rachael R loves to bring the family together and get creative with their crepes, but her go-to will always be a dollop of peanut butter and delicious sliced bananas.
Here is one for the chocoholics… Our very own office chef, Dan, makes the yummiest, fluffiest pancakes we have ever tasted and for once, he keeps things simple when it comes to his choice of toppings. Can you really go wrong with a generous slathering of Nutella? No.
Tuna, Cheese and Mushrooms
I was considering putting a trigger warning before this one, however, I did warn you that things were going to get a little weird. Our office comedian, Rory, might be something of a genius when it comes to most things, but I have to say, I am suspicious of his latest recommendation… Tuna, cheese and mushrooms on pancakes.
My sweet tooth cannot fathom this combination, however, if you are a savoury king or queen, perhaps you are brave enough to give it a go!?
For those of you who simply can’t decide what you would like to top your pancakes with, take a leaf out of our office agony-aunt, Faye’s book, and go crazy! Faye likes to enjoy multiple pancakes at once, all with different toppings. From blueberries, sugar, honey, and cinnamon to easy-peasy chocolate spread (“But not Nutella!” She yells over her computer screen), Faye proves that anything goes on Shrove Tuesday!
What toppings will you be having on your pancakes today!? Join the discussion over on our Instagram and answer the question that has been on all of our minds… to flip or not to flip?