Pancake Tuesday

Not being very clued in with dates, the first notice I received of the annual pancake flipping day was a display of bottles of squeezy lemon and pancake batter mixes at Morton’s in Ranelagh. Pancakes really are one of the easiest things to make so don’t bother with the mix – it’s normally nothing but flour anyway – buy a real lemon and whip up your own pancakes in minutes with some of the recipes on – try sweet pancakes, crêpes, savoury French Galettes or even some fluffy American Buttermilk Pancakes from Bakingsheet.

With a few friends coming round for pancakes and hot chocolate (maybe some Mexican Hot Chocolate?) this evening, I’m using my old recipe for pancake batter (100g plain flour, a pinch of salt, 1 egg, 250ml milk and a dribble of melted butter all whisked together) to make a savoury Ricotta and Spinach Pancake Bake. Sweet pancakes will depend on the mood of the cook afterwards! And always remember, the first pancake invariably sticks and turns into a scrunched up mess. Don’t get discouraged – just toss it onto a plate, sprinkle with caster sugar, squeeze a half lemon over and eat it to sweeten your mood while you get stuck into the rest of the batch.

Non-stick frying pans have their fans but I wouldn’t be without my very heavy cast iron frying pan – no flipping for me, you’d have to have wrists of steel to manage to move this baby so fast – which does a great job every time. Enjoy your pancakes!



Food writer. Broadcaster. Blogger. Author. Married to Eight Degrees Brewing. Member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, founder of Irish Food Bloggers Association and co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer & Cider (New Island)

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2 Responses

  1. Deborah says:

    Do we get the recipe for said ricotta and spinach pancake bake? Sounds heavenly!!! I have ricotta in my fridge screaming to be used!!!

  2. Caroline says:

    Deborah, I PROMISE that the recipe will go up today. Hope that you’re not pancaked out at this stage!

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