Quick Pancake Recipes

4 quick pancake toppings

  • serves 2 (or 4 pancakes)
  • Easy

Make your own or buy ready-made for these flippin' great sweet and savoury pancake ideas

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To make the easiest pancakes ever, start by making four simple pancakes (to serve two) using the following method, then choose between our quick filling ideas below…

Ingredients

  • plain flour 75g
  • salt a pinch
  • sugar a pinch, (for sweet recipes)
  • whole milk 120ml
  • egg 1
  • butter for frying

Method

  • Step 1

    Put 75g plain flour in a bowl with a pinch of salt (and a pinch of sugar for sweet recipes) and make a well in the centre.

  • Step 2

    Whisk 120ml whole milk with 1 egg, then whisk gradually into the flour.

  • Step 3

    Brush a small frying pan with butter, then pour in a little batter and tilt until it covers the base.

  • Step 4

    Cook until golden, then flip and cook the other side. Repeat until all the batter is used.

Then try the following pancake toppings:

Ham, spinach and egg pancakes

  • Cook 100g chopped spinach in butter until wilted.
  • Warm 2 pancakes and put a slice of emmental on the middle of each.
  • Divide the spinach between them, top with shredded ham hock from a pack and finish with a fried egg.
ham and spinach

Boozy orange and crème fraîche pancakes

  • Zest and juice 3 large oranges then put ¾ of the zest and all the juice in a large frying pan with 3 tbsp caster sugar.
  • Simmer for 3-4 minutes until syrupy, then add a dash of Cointreau and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Fold 4 pancakes into triangles then heat gently, turning in the syrup.
  • Serve on warm plates with a dollop of crème fraîche and a sprinkle of the remaining zest.
boozy orange

Caramel, pear and walnut pancakes

  • Melt a knob of butter in a pan and cook sliced pear wedges until softened and golden.
  • Add a splash of whisky and bubble for a few minutes, then stir in 2 tbsp of dulce de leche or caramel sauce.
  • Fold into 4 warm pancakes and top with a scoop of nutty ice cream (we used Green & Black’s Vanilla Caramel Nut) and a few toasted walnuts.
caramel pancakes

Mushroom fondue pancakes

  • Melt a knob of butter in a pan and cook 200g sliced chestnut mushrooms until golden.
  • Add a crushed clove of garlic and cook for 2 minutes, then add 100ml double cream and 100g grated gruyère.
  • Heat gently until the cheese melts, then stir in 1 tbsp chopped chives and spoon into warmed pancakes.
  • Finish with another sprinkle of chives.
mushrrom fondue pancakes

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