10 pancake toppings to try this Shrove Tuesday

10 pancake toppings to try this Shrove Tuesday

Here’s 10 of our favourite pancake toppings to try this Pancake Day. Whether you’re a sweet or savoury fan, we’ve got some flippin’ great topping inspiration to suit all tastes. Get your frying pan out and get experimenting!

  1. Honey and fruit| A classic combo, pair your favourite honey with a delicious medley of your favourite fruits. Our choice? It would have to be one of our Welsh honeys paired with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. 
  2. Classic sugar and lemon| The undeniable holy grail of pancake toppings, keep it simple with a drizzle of lemon juice and a sprinkling of sugar – simple, sweet satisfaction.
  3. Salted butterscotch sauce| Keep it simple with this one. Gently heat until it’s nice and runny and drizzle over fresh pancakes.
  4. Salted caramel sauce| Who doesn’t love salted caramel? Gently heat the sauce until it’s a nice runny consistency and drizzle over your pancakes. Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, caramelised apple slices and a dusting of icing sugar – superb!
  5. Maple syrup and streaky bacon| A classic pancake recipe from across the pond, we love layers of crisp streaky bacon on ours!
  6. Smoked cheese and ham savoury pancakes| We love a savoury pancake here at DD, and this delicious smoked Welsh cheese from Pant Mawr combined with a generous helping of cooked ham is the perfect savoury filling!
  7. Ginger whipped cream| Our lovely producer Catrin, founder of Fwdge introduced us to this topping over the festive period and so we tried it with pancakes – the result is incredible! To make the sauce whisk some cream until nice and thick then stir in a generous dollop of ginger caramel sauce and mix well.
  8. Salted banoffee sauce, caramelised bananas and walnuts| Simply pile the ingredients on top of your fresh pancakes and enjoy!  
  9. Apricot liqueur | Make a delicious sauce to top your pancakes by dissolving 125g of brown sugar, the zest of a lemon and an orange,  the juice of a whole lemon, orange and a peach with 3tbsp of apricot liqueur. Bring to the boil, cook for 5 mins and then cool to reduce by about half. When your pancakes are ready, heat up the sauce and add another dash of liqueur (why not??) and serve with some whipped cream.
  10. Indian pancakes| A tasty twist on the traditional pancake recipe, why not try a savoury pancake mix and fill with a selection of chutneys and pickles, garnish with fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime juice?

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