Happy pancake day! Will you be indulging this Shrove Tuesday? If so, how will you be having yours? Share your pancake tips and favourites with us.
It’s pancake day already! And yes, it has crepped up on us all.
Now I’ve got that out of the way early, I thought I’d take the opportunity to write my first Which? Conversation since joining the team last week!
We’ve discussed our perfect pancake preferences in the past – but have you picked up any new tips since then or tried anything new?
I was recently in Amsterdam for a weekend away, where pancake restaurants and cafés are scattered all over. In fact, that’s probably why it’s one of my favourite cities in the world.
We went to a place a friend recommended as the top pancake place in the city. Word must have got out about a while ago – we had to queue just to get in.
On the up side, that gave us plenty of time to discuss what kind of pancakes we’d be having.
Sweet or savoury?
For me, it doesn’t matter what time of day it is, I’ll almost always go for a sweet pancake.
Some savoury options do look delicious, but something always seems to pull me back to the sweetness of nutella, ice cream and chocolate sprinkles.
But that’s not for everyone – my friend ended up going for the savoury option, which included ham, cheese and mushrooms.
Which side of the debate do you fall on? If it’s savoury, would you consider as many toppings as smoked bacon, chicken, ham, red and yellow sweet peppers, mushrooms, sweetcorn and cheese!? Because that’s exactly what I’ve encountered in one of London’s resaurants. Is that a bit too much?
To make things a bit more complex, you could even combine sweet with savoury. Bacon and maple syrup, anyone?
Crepe or American style?
I’m a big fan of both of these but, if I had to choose, I’d go for crepes as they do seem to be more readily available in the places I’ve visited.
I suppose it’s because they’re slightly quicker to make and eat which makes them more convenient for outdoor events. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the best crepe I’ve ever had was in a café in Paris.
American style pancakes with bacon and maple syrup have been delicious when I’ve tried them, but I haven’t seen them on many menus lately. Have you?
And what about the vegan options? Will anyone be making batter from a plant-based milk this year?
Anyway, I’ll stop waffling on (got to close with one, too!) and hand it over to you:
How do you like your pancakes? Which toppings will you be going for today? Let me know!