Orange ricotta hotcakes with orange honey syrup

Orange ricotta hotcakes with orange honey syrup

I made these zesty, bright pancakes one recent weekend; the syrup is so deliciously sweet and full of floral honey and orange flavours.  I make ricotta pancakes quite often; ricotta makes pancakes fluffy yet slightly custard-like inside unlike the cake texture of your classic buttermilk pancakes, but lovely just the same. There’s heaps of syrup so if you[read more…]

Lemon ricotta pancakes with berry sauce for Pancake Day

Lemon ricotta pancakes with berry sauce for Pancake Day

  Whoop it’s that time of year again!  This year I’m offering lemon ricotta pancakes with lush berry sauce for Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, tomorrow. You can serve these just with unsalted butter, lemon and sugar on their own and they’re amazing; soft, fluffy, lemony/sweet and reminiscent of pancakes your mum might have made. [read more…]

Peanut butter banana pancakes

Peanut butter banana pancakes

My latest flavour pancake uses a classic combo of peanut butter and banana.  These are quite high, fluffy pancakes with a lovely peanut butter taste and chunks of banana rather than it being mashed. Oh and if you make too many (can you though?  Can you ever make too many pancakes?), they can always be stored[read more…]

Shrove Tuesday banana coconut pikelets

Shrove Tuesday banana coconut pikelets

Happy Pancake Day!  Otherwise known as Fat Tuesday, promptly followed by Skinny (Ash) Wednesday (clearly not as much fun as Fat Tuesday).  What kind of sad world would we be in without pancakes I ask? In saying that, Shrove Tuesday does have a serious history so I shouldn’t mock really.  Do any readers observe lent?  Good luck with it if you do[read more…]

Greek yoghurt chocolate chip hazelnut pancakes

Greek yoghurt chocolate chip hazelnut pancakes

Ok it’s pancake time!  And as anyone who reads my blog would know, when I make pancakes I don’t muck around.  These are quite decadent pancakes and to be honest, they’re more of a dessert or snack than breakfast but having said that, I did make them for breakfast for us on the weekend … (this[read more…]

Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) – peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes

Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) – peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes

Happy Pancake Day to all my beautiful readers. This was really just a reason to make pancakes for breakfast today as I love them and to be honest, I never need much of an excuse.  In my opinion every day should be pancake day! They were lovely; fluffy pancakes with the classic flavour combination of creamy peanut butter[read more…]

Mixed berry buttermilk pikelets

Mixed berry buttermilk pikelets

Pikelets are one of those nostalgic morning teas most of us in Australia grew up with, although apparently they’re Welsh in origin.  I love that they’re a cross between a cake and a pancake, sort of a cakey pancake. They were lovely just dusted with icing sugar and a pot of tea.

Cinnamon sugar buttermilk pancakes

Cinnamon sugar buttermilk pancakes

I loved these rustic, sweet pancakes.  They were served with butter melted over the hot pancakes and cinnamon sugar sprinkled over the top, like cinnamon toast.  I used a bit of wholemeal spelt flour for texture, if you don’t have that, use all white flour.

Date and banana pancakes

Date and banana pancakes

There’s something about cooler weather which makes me want to make elaborate warm and cosy breakfasts. In summer I throw some cereal in a bowl or have some toast, or if I’m feeling really energetic, will make a fruit smoothie but Autumn just makes me want to cook pancakes or French toast or bacon and eggs and stay in[read more…]