For Pancake Tuesday, or the weekend ahead, here are some of our favourite pancake recipes, along with delicious sweet and savoury toppings to go with them. Enjoy! 

Buttermilk Pancake

These American-style pancakes are thicker than crêpes, but they should have a light and fluffy texture. The trick is to not overbeat the mixture. These are lovely served with either a berry compote – see our recipe for making one at home below – and crème fraîche, or the classic maple syrup and bacon combination.

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat pancakes may not look as good, but they’re a healthy alternative as well as being gluten-free. Buckwheat is actually a seed of a plant related to rhubarb. As well as being full of health-giving properties, it makes for deliciously light and thin pancakes with a nutty flavour.

 

Classic Crêpes

This is a classic recipe for the thin, French-style pancakes. Using half-milk and half-water allows for a light and thin batter.

Blueberry Pancakes

Pancakes are always a welcome addition to the breakfast table, even more so on a chilly November morning. Let the batter sit for a little while before cooking and you will have fluffier, lighter pancakes. 

Pancake topping ideas:

Try this delicious berry compote for a great fruity addition to your pancakes that is alsotart so adds a sharp freshness, or our spiced apple and caramel sauce for a lush dessert-style filling, just add ice cream! If you want a savoury option, you could try our smoked salmon and avocado topping idea, classic flavours mixed together for a perfect brunch. 

What is your favourite pancake and topping match? Let us know in the comments below and please send us your Pancake Tuesday photos and we'll share on our Facebook page.