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 By Janine Ratcliffe February 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Email to a friend Advertisement 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… Advertisement 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. 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. 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. 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. Check out our more indulgent pancake recipes here... Tags quick fixes Easy serves 2 (or 4 pancakes) Breakfast and brunch Advertisement You may also like Best ever 21 easy pancake ideas Baking and desserts Best banana bakes Guides Video: how to make Nutella-stuffed French toast 20 mins serves 2 Fish and seafood Posh breakfast muffins 30 mins makes 6 Best ever Best pancake recipes and perfect pancake making guide London 35 best brunches in London Best ever Best Christmas breakfast recipes Baking and desserts Banana and nut muffins 40 mins makes 12 muffins Sign up to the olive newsletter! Sign up to receive our newsletter! Thanks! Our best wishes for a productive day. Already have an account with us? Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences Sign in Register Sign me up! By entering your details, you are agreeing to olivemagazine terms and conditions. You can unsubscribe at any time.