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From lashings of Nutella to berries, make Pancake Day extra special

The Sun


GET your spatulas at the ready! From toppings to ingredients, plus easy ready-made options, I won’t let your Pancake Day fall flat.

Here are the best deals – and some tasty recipes from to help you make the most of them.

Basic pancake mix

Serves six


METHOD: Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Create a well in the centre and add the egg with about a third of the milk and all of the melted butter.

Combine everything with a whisk. Once all the flour is incorporated, add the remaining milk and, using your whisk, combine it all. Transfer to a jug, rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Heat a tiny bit of oil in a non-stick frying pan, just to coat the pan. The pan must get very hot (you’ll start to see smoke) before you add any batter.

Add a ladleful of batter and swirl it to cover the bottom of the pan. Turn the heat down slightly and cook through on both sides until golden.

Use a spatula to turn it, or flip it gently with a flick if you’re feeling lucky. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Serve immediately with your favourite toppings.

Simply topping!

TO give your pancakes the perfect finishing touch: 

Morrisons is dropping the price of a 1kg jar of NUTELLA to just £3.50 until Shrove Tuesday – that’s a whopping 40 per cent saving.

For a touch of indulgence, Asda SQUIRTY CREAM is 99p.

Give your pancakes the magic touch with Asda RASPBERRY-FLAVOUR UNICORN SPREAD, £1.50.

For a healthy treat, Morrisons BERRY SELECTION, 300g, is down to £3, saving 50p.

Save 30p on Askey’s STRAWBERRY OR CHOCOLATE FLAVOUR DESSERT SAUCE, now £1 at Morrisons.

Save £1.50 on Buckwud Canadian MAPLE SYRUP at Waitrose, 250g, now £4.50.

Morrisons has squeezed the price of loose LEMONS to 25p each, saving 10p.

Save £1 on Gu CHOCOLATE AND SALTED CARAMEL VELVETY SPREAD at Sainsbury’s, now £1.50.

Buttermilk pancakes with apple, cinnamon and golden syrup

Serves four


METHOD: Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing­ bowl. Beat together 1 tbsp of syrup, the buttermilk, eggs and 20g of melted butter.

Add to the flour then beat to form a smooth batter. Wipe a small non-stick frying pan with oil and heat until hot. Ladle on a little of the batter and swirl to cover the base.

Cook for a minute, flip and cook for a minute more until golden and fluffy. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Place the apples in a pan with the rest of the butter, cinnamon and 2 tbsp of the golden syrup. Cook for five minutes over a low heat until apples are soft and beginning to caramelise. Spoon over each pancake and drizzle with golden syrup.

Pancakes pronto

SAVE time and effort with ready-to-eat snacks:

PROTEIN-PACKED:, has high-protein (11g) pancakes in plain, maple or blueberry flavours, 24 from £9.

NO GLUTEN: Sainsbury’s has Genius gluten-free pancakes down from £2 to £1.50 for a pack of six.

BUTTERMILK: Waitrose American-style buttermilk pancakes are £1.24 until Tuesday for pack of four, then £1.55.

GO DUTCH: Get two for £3, or £2 each, on Ma Raeburn’s Dutch Pancake Bites at Iceland, including 36 mini pancakes.

FRENCH: Asda’s six hazelnut and chocolate crepes, £1.09.

AMERICAN: Get six McEnnedy American-style pancakes from Lidl, £1.39.

SWEET: Save 13p on Morrisons six sweet pancakes, now £1.50.

VEGAN: No dairy? No problem with new Squeaky Bean vegan fluffy American pancakes from Waitrose, £2.50.

Courgette, mushroom and bacon pancakes

A DELICIOUS savoury twist on the classic crepe. Start with the Basic Pancake Recipe then top with this creamy mix of streaky bacon, mushroom and courgette. Serves four.


METHOD: Grill the bacon until crispy. Meanwhile, heat the oil and stir-fry the mushrooms for five minutes until softened.

Add the mustard and courgettes and stir-fry for three minutes until they soften a little.

Season to taste and stir in the crème fraîche. Divide between four cooked pancakes and criss-cross two rashers of bacon on top to serve.

Making your own

POP some of these on your shopping list:

Save 50p on McDougalls PLAIN FLOUR, 1.1kg, now £1 at Morrisons.

Morrisons FREE-FROM PANCAKE SHAKER is down from £1.50 to just £1.

Aunt Bessie’s family pack PANCAKE MIX, 480g, is 99p at Lidl.

Morrisons only sells free-range EGGS – half a dozen are down to 75p, saving 5p.

Save 25 per cent on McDougalls CLASSIC PANCAKE MIX at Waitrose, now 97p down from £1.30.

Kids will flip out for Asda’s UNICORN PINK PANCAKE MIX, £1.20.

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