Three ways to enjoy Pancake Day in London

Next Tuesday is Pancake Day!! I LOVE pancakes and having the excuse to eat a pile of them on Pancake Day.  It’s one of the simplest dishes that can be turned into a meal that satisfies all of your sweet tooth desires with saintly fruits or sinful indulgences (*pictures a mound of pancakes and Nutella*).  Of course in London there are heaps of events going on and plenty of places to pick up a pancake.  So I’ve decided to pull together three ways to enjoy Pancake Day in the city.


Delia's Pancakes

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1. Go to a pancake race.  There are number of pancake races across the City.  My favourites are the Great Spitalfields Pancake Race (fancy dress and pancake flipping in aid of London Air Ambulances),  and the Parliamentary Pancake Race (Members of the Houses of Parliament vs members of the press in a pancake race in aid of the brain injury charity Rehab UK).

2. Eat a pancake made by the experts. There are loads of places that offer pancakes all year round in London. My Old Dutch wins the well-priced pancakes at £5 each, but if you have more money to spend the buttermilk pancakes at The Riding House Cafe are delicious! I hear from the twitter grapevine that Hix Selfridges will be offering luxurious pancakes on the day too! For more options check out this list on Time Out.

3. Flip your own pancakes at home. My favourite pancake recipe is Delia’s, it never fails to produce pancakes that don’t fall apart in the pan.  (I think it may be the sneaky addition of melted butter into the pancake mix.) You can find her recipe on the BBC Food site here. I like to top mine with good old sugar and lemon or if I’m feeling naughty bananas and Nutella.

Do you love pancakes? Will you be enjoying them at home or in the city? And more importantly what’s your favourite topping??

1 Comment

  1. February 11, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    Yum! Must check out Riding House Cafe soon. Have you tried the Kensington Cafe Creperie? They’re amazing and have the biggest menu of pancakes I’ve ever seen. Like you though, a good dose of lemon and sugar works has to be my favourite.