This is a little recipe blog to go alongside my pancake bases yesterday. I’ve shared lots of photos of sweet and savoury toppings, but here are also some recipes that I created for Pancake Day last year. Some of them are super simple options, but they are tasty all the same.
I hope you enjoy them.
Creamy tomato and mushroom pancakes
Serves 2-4 – On American pancake base (see Pancake Day Blog)
1 tablespoon of butter
300g button mushrooms (chop well for young babies & children under 5)
200g cherry tomatoes, halved (chopped more for children under 5)
100g natural yogurt/soya yogurt
1 teaspoon paprika
Sprinkling of flour
Chopped chives to finish
- Heat the butter in a frying pan and once it starts to melt add the mushrooms.
- Cook for around 15 mins or until they start to soften.
- Add the tomatoes for a few minutes or until they begin to soften too.
- Add in the yogurt and stir for a few seconds
- Add the flour and paprika and stir well
- Pour over pancakes and add a few chives to top
Frozen Forest Fruit Coulis Pancake Topping
Serves 4 (to go with American style pancakes)
300 grams of frozen forest fruits
4 tablespoons of natural yogurt or fortified alternative
A few sprigs of mint to garnish
- Add the frozen (or they can be defrosted first) forest fruits to a pan on a medium heat. Heat for 5 minutes, whilst stirring all the time. This helps to turn them into a more liquid/coulis texture.
- Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
- Once the coulis has cooled, lay your pancake on a plate and add around 1/4 of the coulis alongside a dollop of natural yogurt and a sprig of mint.
Fresh Fruit Pancake Topping…
- 100g raspberries
- 5-7 (around 80g) strawberries
- 4 tablespoons of natural yogurt or fortified alternative
- 3 large strawberries chopped up to top the pancakes
- Optional: A few sprigs of mint to garnish
- Add all ingredients (bar the extra strawberries and the mint) to a mixer and blend until the ingredients have combined
- Run the mixture through a sieve to get a smooth mixture (or you can leave it as it is to add in some extra texture, if you prefer)
- Use a couple of spoonfuls on top of your pancakes and then throw on some chopped strawberries and mint to garnish