Shrove Tuesday falls on the 1st March this year and it’s time to start thinking about how to create perfectly fluffy pancakes for everyone in the family to enjoy. Limited ingredients in the cupboard? Try Dualit’s Empty Cupboard Pancake recipe. Plant-based diet? Dualit’s Vegan Pancake recipe is ideal. Or for a classic, simple option, the Easy Pancake recipe is fool-proof.
Choose from Dualit’s top three pancake recipes alongside the only kitchen assistant needed – the Dualit Hand Mixer – to help create light and fluffy batter that is ready to flip!
The Easy Pancake
An easy recipe to create traditional “crêpe” style pancakes. Whip up a delicious stack with sweet or savoury pancakes to suit your tastes.
Serves: 12-15 Pancakes
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10-12 mins
- 110g Plain Flour
- 200 ml Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 50g Melted Butter
- Pinch of Salt
- Knob of Butter (for cooking)
- Your Choice of Toppings
- Whisk eggs, milk, flour, salt and melted butter till combined.
- Heat pan on a medium/high heat and lightly coat pan with a knob of butter.
- Lift pan from heat and add 3-4 tbsp of batter all at once, rotating and tilting the pan to coat the entire surface.
- Cook till almost dry on top and lightly browned around edges. Loosen with spatula and turn onto a warm plate.
- Add all of your favourite toppings, fold and serve!
The Vegan Pancake
A vegan friendly breakfast or brunch, perfect for yourself and your loved ones. We love the freshness of the lemon in these pancakes and the sweetness of banana in the blinis, a real treat on Shrove Tuesday.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
- 100g Self Raising Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp Castor Sugar
- 300ml Almond Milk
- 50g Plant Based Butter (melted)
- Rind of One Whole Lemon
- 1 Medium Ripe Banana
- 1 tbsp Self Raising Flour
- 50ml Sunflower Oil
Vegan Lemon Pancakes:
- Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the sugar. Stir.
- In a separate bowl, add 300ml Almond Milk with the zest of one lemon.
- Using the Dualit Hand Mixer to combine, spoon the flour into the milk and continue to mix until the batter is smooth.
- Melt the plant butter in a small dish and stir into the batter.
- Place the batter in the fridge and allow to rest for an hour. This “resting” period allows the gluten in the flour to absorb the liquid and gives the batter a thicker consistency, producing a lighter pancake.
- For best results, use a flat pancake pan over a medium heat. Ensure the pan is hot, then add a teaspoon of sunflower oil, circling the pan to evenly coat the bottom of the pan with oil. Pour away any excess oil into a separate side dish to use for the next pancake.
- Spoon a ladle of the batter onto the hot, oiled pan and again, circle the pan to ensure the batter reaches the sides. Place back onto the hob.
- Once the sides of the pancake start to brown, gently lift around the edges and underneath with a flat spatula and gently turn over to brown the other side.
Breakfast Banana Blinis:
- Mash a banana in a bowl.
- Take half of the Lemon Pancakes batter made in the above and add to the banana with 1 tablespoon of flour and mix well.
- Follow steps 6-8 in the above, but use a tablespoon in place of a ladle to make blini sized pancakes.
- Serve alongside the Lemon Pancakes and enjoy!
The Empty Cupboard Pancake
These quick and easy pancakes use minimal ingredients but create a tasty breakfast treat. The best bit is they don’t contain any flour or eggs!
Cooking Time: 4 minutes
- 1/2 a cup of rolled oats
- 1/2 a cup of milk
- 1 medium banana (chopped)
- Butter for cooking
- Place the oats in the Hand Blender Mini Chopper and blend until the oats become a flour-like texture.
- Add the milk and banana to the Mini Chopper and blend until you have a batter.
- Heat a pan on a medium/high heat and lightly coat the pan with a knob of butter.
- Add 3-4 tbsp of the batter to the pan and cook until you see the batter starts to bubble, then flip and cook the other side.
- Once the pancake is cooked place it on a warm plate and add your favourite toppings.
Essential Pancake Sidekick – The Dualit Hand Mixer – £74.99
Keen cooks and novice chefs alike will love Dualit’s 400W Hand Mixer, which is the true multi-tasker of any kitchen and comes in a Chrome or Gloss finish. With the classic iconic Dualit design, it features the very latest technology and if generous use wears it down, replaceable parts are available, making the Hand Mixer an investment for life. It has a retractable cord and integral plug storage for less clutter, four speed settings to take on any culinary task and a strong grip handle. The ejector button makes it easy to operate and change the attachments, which include flat beaters, dough hooks and a balloon whisk (which is perfect for whipping up pancake batter.)