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Are You Prepared for Pancake Day?

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Nisbets pancake day catering equipment

With pancake day fast approaching and consumers looking for something a bit different, are you ready to break the mould and create something unique?

Whether you prefer the traditional, thin and big British pancake or the thick and spongy American hotcake, pancakes are generally quick and easy to make and offer a simple, tasty and versatile addition to any menu, be it for breakfast, wrapped around a savoury filling for a main course or covered in irresistible toppings for a sweet dessert. With hundreds of delicious combinations from mint-choc chip delight to beer and bacon wonders, there is huge potential to attract more and new custom around Pancake Day.

Making the perfect pancake requires little more than the perfect tool, be it a modest crepe pan or a professional pancake making machine. Using uniquely shaped plates with interesting colours can really make your pancakes stand out from the crowd, adding character and life to an otherwise uncomplicated dish.

Looking for something more diverse?

The curved square plate from Kristallon features a striking curved design, accentuating food displayed on the plate, especially a carefully placed pile of soft and fluffy pancakes, covered in sauce and toppings. This large plate is perfect for displaying pancakes in a stylish and original manner, making the humble pancake a dish of class.

The teal side dish from Olympia is perfect for smaller portions and for adding a vibrant feel to the food service. The chip resistant plate is perfect for cafes that want to branch out on pancake day, allowing for a more colourful and special food service.


Try this recipe from our resident chef, Richard Ebbs:

Here is one of my favourite recipes for very American style (and fluffy) pancakes!

Ingredients

•150g plain flour
•2 tbsp granulated sugar
•1 tsp baking powder
•½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
•Large pinch of salt
•120ml natural yoghurt
•120 ml whole milk
•1 egg
•Seeds from one vanilla pod
•100g fresh blueberries
•Sunflower oil for greasing
•2 tbsp maple syrup


1. Cut down the vanilla pod and remove the seeds using the back of a spoon.
2. Mix the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt in a KitchenAid blender using the flat beater (or by hand if you are not fortunate enough to own one!) slowly add in the yoghurt, milk, egg and the vanilla seeds.
3. Mix everything together to make a batter. With the KitchenAid on a low speed, add the blueberries and mix them into the batter gently. For about 10 seconds.
4. Choose a crepe pan such as non crepe pan from Vogue and gently heat with a small amount of oil.
5. Place about 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake into the pan and cook for 1 - 2 minutes. Flip each of them over and cook for a further 1 to 2 minutes.

I love these served with a healthy squirt of Maple syrup but they are also delicious with other fruit of just by themselves. Enjoy!

Have you got an interesting, different or daring pancake recipe? Share it with us in the comments!

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By Oscar Black

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