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