‘Personal preference makes the perfect pancake’

Bord Bia believes that personal preference makes the perfect pancake, with sweet and savoury options available.

For anyone preparing to make pancakes tonight in honour of Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday as it’s also known, Bord Bia has a number of trusty recipes on it’s website.

Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer a savoury option, Bord Bia has covered a wide range of recipes to keep all taste buds happy.

Some of these sweet options include apple and yoghurt pancakes with blackberry and honey sauce, as well as warm pancakes with berries and maple syrup.

The savoury options on offer include potato pancakes with fried eggs and bacon or buckwheat crepes with smoke salmon and avocado.

How to create American-style stack pancakes is also detailed by Bord Bia on its website.

How to Make Pancakes?

The core ingredients for the traditional pancake include eggs, milk and flour.

Traditional Recipe:

Ingredients include 100g of plain flour, a pinch of salt, one egg, 300ml of milk and one tablespoon of melted butter.

  • Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
  • Add the egg, melted butter and half the milk.
  • Draw the flour into the liquid by stirring until all the flour has been incorporated. Beat well.
  • Stir in the remaining milk.
  • Heat a small frying pan and grease with butter then ladle in enough batter to coat the base of the pan.
  • Cook on medium heat for between one and two minutes until cooked, flip to cook the second side.

Lemon and sugar remains a popular topping choice among pancake lovers, while berries, chocolate spread, honey and yoghurt are all popular choices for those with a sweet tooth.

Meanwhile, for those who prefer a savoury option, toppings vary including ham, bacon, cheese, smoked salmon and mushrooms.

Bord Bia has previously said Pancake Tuesday originated as a traditional day for eating pancakes, as it was a good time to use up any stocks of milk, butter and eggs which were forbidden during the Lenten period.