Monday, 11 February 2013

Pancakes Glorious Pancakes

Us Edinburgh Etiquette girls need absolutely no excuse to eat pancakes, so you can only imagine the excitement when that day comes around that fully endorses eating nothing but pancakes. To get us in the Pancake Day spirit, we've had a good scout and found a few recipes to add a little flourish to your Shrove Tuesday repertoire.


1. The Cake Hunter's buttermilk pancakes look totally scrumptious - definitely a recipe I'll be trying on Tuesday.

2. Orangette's oatmeal pancakes are delicious. This is one of my go-to recipes when I have friends staying over and it never fails to please.

3. Annabel Karmel has a whole host of recipes, from fruit ones to crepes. There's no doubt you'll find something you like.

4. Pumpkin spice German pancakes sound pretty amazing. Head on over to Love and Olive Oil to get the recipe.

5. The thought of carrot cake pancakes hadn't so much as crossed my mind until I saw Smitten Kitchen's recipe. Make a batch of these for your work colleagues and they will forever be thankful.


1. Although I’m a self-proclaimed foodie, I’m an even bigger magpie for silliness so I’m irresistibly drawn to any recipe with a twist of kitsch. Which naturally means HRH of Kitsch, Hello Kitty, has scampered her way onto my list of pancake lusts. It might have Pinterest fail written all over it, but I'm gonna try anyway. Get your Kitty kit here.
2. Pinterest is bursting at the seams with layered rainbow cake recipes, and whilst I initially loved the pure colour-pop wow factor of the idea, the thought of actually digging into a lurid mountain of artificially-coloured sponge rather turns my stomach. But these cute mini rainbow pancake skewers have won me over with their dinkiness. I might even put up with washing up seven separate bowls of batter for them.

3. These baby heart-shaped pancakes are utterly adorable, although I generally prefer mine 
à la calorie i.e. drenched in maple syrup, than with a healthy pile of fruit. Test run them on Tuesday night and then you can expertly (or, in my case, slightly less incompetently) whip up a batch for your sweedie on Valentine’s Day.

4. I’m a bit of a sucker for quirky bells and whistles, as you might have guessed, but there can definitely be too much of a good thing. This banana, walnut and dulche de leche layered crepe cake is novelty-free but more than makes up for in pure and unadultered indulgence. 

Have a flippin’ marvellous Pancake day!


  1. I love the tiny heart pancakes! We had old fashioned ones with lemon and sugar or nutella and marshmallows... but maybe we'll be more adventurous next year.