21 February 2019
5 Favourite Pancake Fillings
Pep up your pancakes with authentic spices and delicious flavoured sugars in our new recipes ideas.
According to a 2017 YouGov poll of 5000 people, the UK's favourite pancake topping is lemon, closely followed by sugar. So if, as tradition dictates, you’re happy with a simple squeeze of citrus, then look no further, other than perhaps to try out Steenbergs Lemon Sugar to save even more time! If, however, you are keen to try a few new ideas then read on for some batter inspiration (as featured in The Yorkshire Post).
1.Cinnamon Sugar & spicy apples
Simply make an apple compote by peeling, coring and slicing 2-3 cooking apples and cooking with a tiny splash of water for 5-10 minutes in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Stir in Steenbergs Cinnamon Sugar to taste and serve with sweet pancakes and extra cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top.
2. Choco Sugar Pancakes with bananas and cream
Try adding 1 tbsp Steenbergs Choco Sugar to your pancake batter before cooking and then sprinkle extra onto the top of the pancakes when stuffed with chopped banana and cream!
3. Caramelised Oranges
A great way to make the most of a jar of Steenbergs Orange Sugar is to add 1 tbsp to the pancake batter before cooking and then using the rest to make a delicious citrus caramel to drizzle on top of orange stuffed pancakes. Click HERE for the full recipe.
4. Mediterranean Pancake Stack
For the full pancake experience, why not start with a pancake stack of savoury pancakes layered with a rich tomato sauce, spinach and gooey cheese. Click HERE for the full recipe.
5. Cumin pancakes with chicken, salsa and raita
You don’t need to limit yourself to sweet flavourings for your pancake batter, as spices such as cumin add a lovely tang. To try them out with a spicy chicken filling click HERE for the full recipe.
This year with Easter falling so late, Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) is not until Tuesday 5th March. Celebrated as the feast day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lenten abstention, pancakes were traditionally made to use up all of the forbidden fats such as eggs and milk which were discouraged during Lent. Nowadays we eat pancakes all year round but it is still fun to make a special occasion of it, especially if the whole family gets involved in the ‘flipping’!