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How to have the BEST pancake day ever

Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 9th February - don't forget! I am over the moon that for once, Steve will be at home too. For the past 4 years it's been down to me to cook pancakes and I'm not the best at flipping. I even broke our pan last year!! (as the kids like to remind me!)

Because we are all at home this year, I plan to make it better than ever and have put together an ultimate guide to ensure you have the best pancake day ever.


'Come Dine With Me' Party Pancake Maker 

Pancake rings - buy here

Pancake, Crepe and Omelette Set only £11.99 inc delivery 

Budget Crepe Pan 

Luxury Crepe Pan 

Hape Pancakes role playing set 

A Vertical grill to create the perfect rolled pancake 

Pre-made options

If time is of the essence, or like me you aren't the best at flipping pancakes, check out some of these ready made options (I will be ordering Red Pepper and Feta cheese pancakes next week - they sound amazing)

Waitrose 8 pancakes

Blueberry pancakes 

Red Pepper and Feta cheese pancakes

Recipes, Crafts and Inspiration

I've created a Pinterest board with lots of topping ideas, recipes, designs and even a couple of crafts! 

Or you can check out this fool proof pancake recipe from BBC Good Food

Go out for Pancakes

For an authentic crepe pop into La Petite Creperie in Newcastle's Grainger market. Toppings include salted caramel, apple tatin, nutella and so much more. Check out their pancake recipe and tips here.

How about Cinnamon Pancakes from Quay Ingredient on Newcastle Quayside? 

Or what about a big American breakfast for 2 in Jesmond including American pancakes with bacon and a hot drink for only £4 per person?

Maybe visit The Pancake Cafe in Durham (reviewed here by Canny Food)

Whatever you end up doing, I hope you have fun. Let me know your favourite toppings :-) 



  1. I am rubbish at making pancakes. I do try but always have some ready made one's as a back-up. Those Pancake rings are a great idea.

  2. I already have began the stocking up for a plethera of topping options.

    Chocolate sprinkles, golden syrup, maple syrup, honey, jam, ice-cream, chocolate sauce, toffee sauce, lemon, sugar.

    On my list to get are bananas and blueberries.

    Really looking forward to our family pancake tossing competition too.

    Have fun!

  3. and now you've made me hungry ;) I love a good pancake.

  4. I'd totally forgot about pancake day! I'll probably have nutella but will try including marshmallows for a change. The salted caramel pancake from La Petite Crêperie sounds good, will have to give it a try.

    Ami x

  5. I love petite creperie, was there yesterday and enjoyed both sweet and savoury! Not to mention some excellent banter with the handsome French owner! 😍

  6. You just can't beat sugar and lemon. But if I was having crepes from a stall, I would go with calvados. And american style pancakes are always maple syrup and butter for me.


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