Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, Paczki Day. Whatever your preferred name, the Tuesday before Lent is the day where we break our diets and have one massive sugar rush! We prefer Pancake Day because we eat pancakes – and lots of them. Of course, we have American-style pancakes also known as “fluffy pancakes”. Buttermilk Pancakes (with or without blueberries) are a favourite of mine but so are my apple cinnamon spiced pancakes. Our Las Vegas Carrot Pancakes are really something special. Feel free to decorate these with sparklers for a true Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras celebration. Not everyone likes sweet, though, so we made these amazing spinach and halloumi gluten-free savoury pancakes. Great tasting, healthy pancakes.
How to Make American Pancakes
Get everyone involved in making pancakes, eat, laugh, be happy, make memories and find gratitude in the company of your favourite people. Try any (or all) of our fantastic Pancake Day recipes!
Pancake Syrup Matters
Most importantly, you cannot forget the syrup. It is like pairing wine and food. The right syrup to the right pancake. We have homemade Blueberry Syrup which is cheap as chips by using frozen blueberries. We love the Waitrose No. 2 Amber Maple Syrup for real Canadian maple flavour. Aunt Jemima Pancake Syrup is available in the UK but real Canadian maple syrup is a significantly better and similar price. Our Las Vegas Carrot Cake Pancakes are delicious with our Cinnamon Syrup.
Get the Right Gear
Jamie Oliver by Tefal Pancake Pan – 25cm
Pancake pan with a shallow design for easy flipping of pancakes plus dishwasher safe for fuss-free clean-up!
VonShef Digital Jug Bowl Scale
I love this jug bowl scale for pancakes. The bowl is detachable and the handle is great for picking up and moving around the kitchen.
Pancake Sign or Fridge Magnet
American Diner Pancakes metal sign in three sizes – including fridge magnet – available from RoadKnightsOnline via EtsyUK. Shop now.
More Pancake Day Inspiration
Want even more Pancake Day inspiration? Try our Around the World in Pancakes post which includes eight recipes from UK bloggers from Sticky Toffee Pudding to Dutch apple pancakes. If you prefer going out this Pancake Day, try Christopher’s Grill in London where they feature these oreo pancakes!
Everyday American Pancakes
In America, every day can be Pancake Day. We even have a restaurant chain dedicated to the pancake – IHOP (International House of Pancakes) who are offering all you can eat pancakes for $4.99. No wonder Americans never eat at home! $4.99 per person and no washing up? Where do I sign??