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Happy Pancake Tuesday

February 28
Happy Pancake Tuesday | DonalSkehan.com, Pancake Tuesday is without a doubt the easiest morning of the year to get the boys to finish their breakfast! The excitement of making their own batter and choosing all their own toppings is definitely part of the fun and the cheers from them watching us flip the pancakes up in the air makes this slightly chaotic morning all worth it. I've added some of our favorite pancake recipes here, from the basic crepe recipe, a gluten free version to some more exciting flavours. Enjoy!

Pancake Tuesday is without a doubt the easiest morning of the year to get the boys to finish their breakfast! The excitement of making their own batter and choosing all their own toppings is definitely part of the fun and the cheers from them watching us flip the pancakes up in the air makes this slightly chaotic morning all worth it. I’ve added some of our favorite pancake recipes here, from the basic crepe recipe, a gluten free version to some more exciting flavours. Enjoy!

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Pancakes 3 Ways

The best thing about a great pancake batter is recipe is that once you’ve perfected it, you can change and adapt it with all your favourite flavours and toppings. You can easily make this batter the night before to save time in the morning. Have a little melted butter in a bowl and some kitchen paper handy so you can wipe the pan before adding a ladle of the batter.

Skillet Chive pancake with Gravadlax and Eggs

An altogether different way to approach pancake Tuesday this year and a really wonderful savoury pancake that can be served straight to table and dished out. If you can’t find sliced gravadlax, use smoked salmon. For a real treat track down the Goatsbridge Irish trout caviar. The trick to this pancake is patience. Once you pop the mixture in the pan put the lid on and don’t touch it until the timer rings.

Gluten-free Pancakes with Blueberries, Banana & Honey

I recently partnered with Quaker to feature their new Oat Beverage! I blitz up oats to make my own oat flour and use the oat beverage to bring out a smooth and subtly sweet taste that can’t be beat. Serve with fresh blueberries, yoghurt, honey and bee pollen and you’ll have a hit breakfast that no one can refuse.

Okonomiyaki Japanese Cabbage Pancakes

Serve these Japanese pancakes as a savoury starter for an Asian inspired meal or as an alternative brunch dish- they are quite different but really worth trying at home. The dried shrimps, pickled ginger are traditional and add to the experience here but can be left out if they are hard to source.

Dutch Baby Pancakes

Despite the name, these “babies” are actually based on a German recipe, Pfannkuchen, and are traditionally served with butter, lemon and icing sugar. They are made using a pancake-like batter but are baked in the oven until golden and puffy, much like a Yorkshire pudding. I serve mine with a tumble of berries, chocolate sauce and nuts but it’s worth experimenting to find your favourite topping. One pancake serves two people.

Oat, Blueberry & Chia seed Pancakes

The addition of the blueberries to the pan once the pancakes have cooked creates a delicious juicy sauce which coats the pancakes, I like to add some honey here to sweeten it a little and helps to thicken any juices which come out of the berries. Make sure and fold the egg whites into the rest of the ingredients gently in order to keep as much air in the mixture as possible which will give light pancakes.

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