Round the World Tour of Pancakes

Speedo Cafe PancakesMe (On Pancake Day): I’m So Full I’m Never Eating Again

Me (2 Seconds Later): Is That Another Pancake?

Did you know that Pancake Day – or Shrove Tuesday to be exact – originated from a “pig out” feast day that happened before the big 40 day fast for Lent?

So are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes that’s right, we absolutely HAVE to fill our faces with pancakes on Pancake day – because it’s what god would have wanted, right?

Therefore, I consider it my holy mission to help you with this heavenly tour of pancake recipes from around the world. Whether you like them sweet or savory, for breakfast, dinner, or dessert, there’s a pancake dish just waiting for you to devour.

Not only that, but I’d also like to help you celebrate this oh-so important holiday (any holiday that gravitates around food is a winner in my book) with a coupon for 15% OFF this fabulous Double Ended Citrus Reamer – perfect for squeezing fresh lemon juice all over your pancakes this Tuesday!

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Be sure to tick the voucher box, which appears under the price info, in order to apply the discount to your order!

Now back to the pancakes…

FRANCE – Buttermilk Crepes With Citrus Compote and Rosemary Honey…

buttermilk crepes with citrus compote and rosemary honey

Photography: What Katie Ate

I know what you’re thinking! This dish is surprisingly un-sweet for a dessert recipe on my blog. However, this recipe got me at the Rosemary Honey – I simply love the taste of rosemary – and after feasting on pancakes galore all day, this dessert is a delightfully light and refreshing way to end pancake day.

Try the recipe from What Katie Ate

USA – Cinnamon Roll Pancakes…


God bless America, for they have taken the humble pancake under their wings and transform them into majestical towers of fluffy and delicious wonderment. Most commonly smothered in syrup, they are not bound by English starchiness. Can’t choose between a savoury plate of egg and bacon or a sweet rendezvous with pancakes and syrup? Then don’t – adopt the American style and have your pancakes and your egg and bacon, and eat it!

But why stop there? There is nothing more delicious in the morning, than another American speciality, freshly baked Cinnamon Rolls. So why not tuck into these indulgent Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. 

Try my recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pancakes.

HOLLAND – Dutch Baby Pancakes…


Photography: Alex Lau

Does the smell of egg and bacon make your mouth water like Niagara Falls? Then why not stick your traditional fry up on top of one of these Dutch Baby Breakfast Pancakes to create a heavenly savoury breakfast that’ll keep you full for hours – or at least until pancake lunch time!

If egg and bacon is not your thing, simply top your Dutch, Dutch Baby with your fave breakfast toppings. Try fried eggs, avocado and shaved ham, smoked salmon, crème fraîche and sliced spring onions, or sautéed kale, crispy bacon and aged cheddar for something delightfully different.

Try this recipe from Bon Appetit

ASIA – Mini Baby Bok Choi Kimchi Pancakes…

Mini Baby Bok Choi Kimchi Pancakes

Photography: Wild Greens & Sardines

After our belly busting Dutch Baby Breakfast, you’re probably wanting something light, fresh and flavorful for lunch. Well, you’ll not be disappointed by these asian-inspired Mini Baby Bok Choi Kimchi Pancakes.

The recipe is surprisingly straightforward, visually impressive and mouthwateringly delicious. What’s more, it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare so you’ll have plenty of time left in your lunch hour to put your feet up and relax.

Get the recipe from Wild Greens & Sardines

MEXICO – Panchilladas…


Photography: GoodtoKnow

Every Thursday me and the hubby enjoy Happy Hour at our favourite Mexican restaurant, Fogan Cocoina Mexicana and both agree that Mexican would be our “dessert island” cuisine of choice. Okay, so it isn’t Shrove Thursday, but I couldn’t possibly share this many delicious pancake recipes without adding a Mexican twist.

Enter the Panchillada, the delectable love child of the pancake and enchilada. Packed full with tender pieces of chicken, roasted red peppers and a rich tomato sauce with melted cheese topping, this delicious pancake recipe is the perfect treat for a pancake dinner.

Get the recipe from GoodtoKnow

If, in the unlikely event, you still haven’t had your fill of pancakes, then head on over to the Arugula & Rocket website to get my healthy 2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes recipe.


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