If traditional pancake day recipes leave you feeling, well, flat as a pancake, take some tips from UK2.
UK2.net has a head office in central London and another in Salt lake City, Utah. Despite having 3,500 miles of ocean between us, we have a lot of festivals and holidays in common.
Pancake Day is not one of them.
That’s why the UK team asked the US massive to look at the traditional British pancake recipe with fresh eyes. The result? Pancake recipes more star-spangled than the American flag.
The Coney Island pancake
This is a homage to the Coney Island hot dog. Follow a traditional pancake recipe and top with a beef hot dog, all-meat beanless chilli, diced white onions and yellow mustard. Then roll the pancake into a wrap and devour.
The s’mores pancake
Roast a few marshmallows under the grill and add to your traditionally-made pancake while it’s still hot. Balance a few squares of chocolate on the top of the marshmallow and roll your pancake up like a tight cigar. Leave it a few minutes for the chocolate to melt and tuck in.
The rocky road pancake
Melt some dark chocolate in a bain marie on the hob. When the chocolate has melted, stir in some crushed digestive biscuits, a tablespoon full of golden syrup, and some mini marshmallows. When it’s all mixed evenly, it’s ready to be drizzled over your traditionally-made pancakes.
The American diner pancake
Grill some bacon until it’s so crispy it snaps. Add the bacon to your traditionally-made pancake, shower with cheese, and drizzle with maple syrup before rolling up.
The Bullock family pancake
The recipe for these pancakes has been in the Bullock family for generations.
125g whole wheat flour
40g instant porridge oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
Handful dried apples
1 chopped banana
50g sour cream
Mix the ingredients in a glass bowl and fry in a frying pan. When one side has turned golden brown, flip it over and cook the other side. Drizzle the finished article with almond butter or buttermilk syrup.