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Pancake Day Made Easy With Galberts Pancakes

Pancake day is one of my favourite days of the year. I love pancakes, and if it were up to me there would be an official pancake day once a month, at least. I suppose it’s kind of unfortunate then, that I am terrible at making pancakes. I usually end up with undercooked on one side/ burnt on the other pancakes. And then there is the flipping, either it gets stuck on the spatula and folds over on itself resulting in a big mess, or I try to be bold and flip it in the air which also ends in a big mess. As I’m sure you can imagine. Yes, having a go at flipping a pancake is a bit of fun, and we all have a good laugh when someone’s hits the ceiling, but the laughter soon stops when everyone realises they are hungry. I don’t want to be hungry, I just want to eat some pancakes.

Imagine my delight when Galberts asked if I would like to sample some of their premade pancakes. When a delicious hamper arrived at my door I couldn’t wait to try out some new toppings and get creative with my pancakes.

Gilberts Pancakes

In the hamper we received large crepe style pancakes, american pancakes and mini dutch style pancakes, along with a selection of toppings. As you can imagine, I was excited to do some important taste tests. I must say, they were all pretty delicious, and they were so handy to make. The convenience of premade pancakes means you can spend less time faffing about trying to cook them, and more time perfecting the toppings. I think I’ll definitely be sticking with premade pancakes from now on!

After playing about with different flavours, I thought I would share with you how we will be enjoying our pancakes this year.

Large Pancakes / Crepes

These are the type of pancakes I would usually associate with Pancake Day. I usually serve mine with sugar and lemon because it’s simple and tastes great, but we thought we would try something different and make an ice-cream sundae style pancake.

Ice-cream pancake

To make this, simply fold in half and fill with your favourite ice-cream, topping with sauce and sprinkles. We opted for vanilla ice-cream with chocolate sauce and chocolate curls, but it’s entirely up to you. I’ve never tried pancakes served cold but they were delicious and went down an absolute treat with the children.

American Pancakes

American pancakes are perfect for stacking up high and smothering in your favourite syrup or sauce.

american pancakes

We covered ours in honey and fresh cream, topping with a handful of delicious blueberries. They were also very tasty toasted and smothered with Nutella, but I didn’t manage to get a photo of that because I ate them so quickly. My husband takes this style of pancakes with butter and cheese, which I find a bit strange, but he swears by it!

Mini Dutch Pancakes

I’ve never tried dutch pancakes before. It’s one of those things I’ve always seen at Christmas markets, but refused to pay the prices those places charge. They can be enjoyed warm with a bit of cinnamon sugar or dipped in melted chocolate, but we went for something different.

Dutch Pancakes

To make this profiterole style pancake stack, simply take some mini pancakes and arrange them in a small circle on a plate. Top with a layer of chocolate sauce or melted Nutella and some cream, and then add another layer of mini pancakes. Repeat until you have a profiterole style stack. Trust me, this tastes so good!

I can’t wait until Pancake Tuesday now so I can stuff my face some more with delicious pancakes treats. How will you be topping your pancakes this week? Let me know in the comments below.

delicious pancakes for pancake day

If you are reading this in Northern Ireland, the following stores now have the full range of Galberts Pancakes on promotion: Spar Finaghy, Eurospar Finaghy, Eurospar Warrenpoint, Fiveways Newry, Supervalu Lisburn, Supervalu Auchnacloy, Supervalu Omagh, Supervalu Coalisland, Supervalu Waterloo Place Derry,  Newell Stores Dungannon. 

I received a pancake hamper free of charge from Galberts, all opinions remain my own.

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Anosa February 8, 2016 at 9:15 am

    I too love pancakes but like you very bad at making them so I never bother I just wait for boo to make them for me. I do like picking up premade ones and adding little touches to them. Love American pancakes more

  • Reply Idaintyit February 8, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    LOVE love love american pancakes! Im excited for pancake day, although my pancakes end up more of a scrambled egg effect haha

  • Reply Ali February 8, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    These look amazing! We’re big pancake fans and the idea of having them ready made is perfect, must give these a try

  • Reply Someone's Mum February 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I absolutely love pancakes, especially American style ones, and these look absolutely delicious. What a treat you had 🙂

    • Reply Lauren February 9, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      They were so tasty! I’m glad they are all gone thought because they were making me greedy!

  • Reply Cathy ( MummyTravels ) February 9, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Mmmm delicious. I do make American style pancakes at weekends sometimes but the traditional ones are a once a year treat as they are fiddly. It’s tempting to swap for pre- made!

    • Reply Lauren February 9, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Yes American pancakes make a nice breakfast treat sometimes, but you are right the crepe style ones are a faff to make. Premade is definitely the way to go!

  • Reply Emma T February 9, 2016 at 10:00 am

    We always used to have scotch/griddle pancakes as children, although now we tend to cook normal big pancakes. I like the little ones – but a bit moreish – I’m not sure I’d be able to stop eating them

    • Reply Lauren February 9, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      I do love scotch pancakes but we never had them on Pancake day. The mini ones are definitely moreish, it is so hard not to eat them all once they’ve been opened!

  • Reply Mudpie Fridays February 9, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    These all look delicious, and a great range of different things to do with the depending on the type. I have not see the mini ones before but I can imagine us eating them like that! xx

  • Reply Kate+ February 9, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Mmmm these look amazing! Pancakes in all shapes and sizes work for me. Definitely crepe style for pancake day, but american pancakes for brunch. The mini ones look good too though. Yum.

    • Reply Lauren February 9, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      I do love american pancakes with lots of honey or syrup, they are perfect for a late Saturday morning breakfast/ brunch aren’t they? Hope you had a nice fill of pancakes today!

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