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02 February 2024

The Perfect Pancake Recipe and Toppings for Pancake Day 2024

So, pancake day is coming up and what better way to indulge than by getting busy in your kitchen, creative with toppings, or even treating yourself to a perfect dine-out pancake date in the city centre? With that, we’ve put together our favourite pancake recipe – don’t worry, it is easy to follow - and included the best toppings on the menu for you to spread and sprinkle this pancake day. We’ve also let you in on our favourite places to eat out in Manchester this pancake day so you’re prepared with everything you could ever need to have a fun-filled day of fluffiness.

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Our favourite pancake recipe

Making pancakes is a piece of cake, right? With this quick-fire recipe, you can make as many pancakes as you like, right in the heart of your kitchen. Just make sure you’ve got a good frying pan, oil, and your cupboard basics and you’ll be good to go.

You’ll probably have most of our suggested ingredients in, but to put it simply, here’s what you need for the perfect pancake mix: Flour, Baking Powder, Sugar, Salt, Milk, Butter, and Egg. To be more specific:

  • 100 grams of flour
  • 15 grams of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • Half a pint of milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg

Then, all you need to do is follow our simple 2-step recipe to make the perfect stack:

Step 1: Sift flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add milk, melted butter, and your egg, and then mix until smooth.

Step 2: Heat a lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat. Scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake; cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry after about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter and then you’ll have the perfect pancakes to enjoy.

Our Favourite Scrumptious Toppings

Want to get some scrumptious ideas for some toppings to add to your recipe above? We’ve got you covered with sweet, savoury, and traditional toppings – we look out for everyone don’t worry – so you can explore some new ways of spicing up your pancakes this pancake day.

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For the sweet tooth

One way to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours is to have the perfect stack filled with chocolate spread and strawberries – yes, an expected shout out to our chocoholics out there… With so many different spreads now on offer, whether they’re plant-based, the good-old Nutella, or even biscoff, you can spread to your heart’s content and add as many strawberries as you like to have the perfect sweet treat this pancake day. This sugar overload dream if you have a sweet tooth like us.

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Savoury, you say?

What’s better than eggs and bacon in the morning, right? Well, how about an egg and bacon pancake, accompanied by some hot sauce to give it that extra flavour? Whether it’s poached, fried, or scrambled, you can’t go wrong with any egg combo and the perfect streaky bacon. We recommend Siracha or even Cholula hot sauce to top it off and to give it that extra kick if you fancy it. Even better, you can have these pancakes morning, noon, or night– the perfect combo and a favourite all-rounder that fits in with any time of your day.

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Keep it simple

Keeping your pancakes simple with a drizzle of Golden Syrup to top off your stack is the perfect way to stay traditional – or even add maple syrup if you want to dip into Canadian territory. With the sweetness of Golden Syrup running down your pancakes, what more could you want to keep things sweet but also budget-friendly this pancake day?

Treat yourself and head into the city

Why not splurge this pancake day and go to somewhere in Manchester where your cravings can be cured? Whether you want sweet, savoury, or even a mix of both, Manchester has all the hotspots to indulge the right way this pancake day.

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Black Milk

Black Milk is the perfect place to visit when searching for your pancake fix. Right in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Black Milk has so many options if you want to treat yourself, go out with friends, or your partner, and deep dive into pancake day this year. Believe us, the Salted Caramel and Biscoff Pancakes are to die for and they’re such a luxurious sweet treat, trust us.

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Fluffy Fluffy

Fluffy Fluffy does what it says on the tin – the fluffiest and most tasty pancakes if you want some Asian-inspired pancakes this pancake day, so why not take a trip and try out their amazing menu? From your basics, like Nutella and Strawberries, to something with a twist like Crème Brule, there are so many different options to choose from. They are served in the cutest way too – making them perfect for your Instagram story to give your friends FOMO.

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19 Cafe Bar

Why not try 19 Café Bar? Which happens to be one of our favourite coffee shops in town and, even better, they serve up the tastiest pancakes too. With so many options to choose from on their menu, it’s a chocolate lovers’ dream to pay a visit and taste the wonders of their toppings. If you’re wanting your Canadian fix, why not try their bacon and maple pancake stack? Or, if you’re on a health kick, have their pancakes with plenty of fruit. And if you’ve just got a huge sweet tooth, like us, then why not try the Kinder Bueno pancakes? They’re way too good to miss out on, we promise.

Do you know what your plans are for pancake day? Well, we hope to have you covered with whatever you choose to do and whatever toppings take your fancy on Pancake Day 2024.

Make sure to tag us in your pancake stacks on social media so we can see all of your tasty treats this pancake day.