Not that we really need a special day to scoff a load of pancakes, but while in the U.S. they’re mad on them all year round, it just seems to be something we tend to do at this time of year.
So why bother posting it now? Because you almost certainly had nothing more exotic than a kiddy-style pancake with lemon and sugar, that’s why.
So this little article is about why pancakes are really too good for little children and should be covered in wonderful, lovely grown-up things like booze and spicy chilli chocolate!
Take, for example, this great run pancake recipe from Good Housekeeping: (http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/food/recipes/exotic-boozy-pancakes)
The pancake mix recipe is essentially the same, but they’ve added stewed fruit as a filling, laced with rum. Then all topped off with crème fraiche for complete indulgence. Best eaten when they’re all in bed!
If you fancy a little kick in your dessert, then chocolate chilli pancakes are just what the doctor ordered. Just add some cocoa powder into the pancake mix, along with a little (or a lot) of grated or powdered chilli. Top off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for a pancake that’s devilishly hot, dark and divine.
Or how about pancakes as a main? Peanut satay goes great with pancakes! Top a thin pancake with warm satay and little pieces of pan-fried chicken. Remember to make only 10 at a time to avoid over-indulgence!
Did I mention that booze goes great with pancakes? I’m sure I didn’t, so here’s a truly fabulous recipe from the BBC Good Food archive – Cointreau pancakes. If ever there was a recipe for mum and dad only, this is it: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1712/cointreau-pancakes.
So now you’re all set for an exciting evening with a frying pan! We hope this inspires you to dazzle your other half with your own heavenly creations.
They’ll soon be convinced that any day can be pancake day!