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Pancake Fillings

Asked by CMS. Answered on 20th February 2012

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Hi Nigella and team, my family love pancakes but I was wondering if you can suggest any interesting ways of serving them on Shrove Tuesday, rather than just the usual lemon and sugar?

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The first thing to do is choose your pancake. The thin crepes are traditional on Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) but you could also ring the changes and serve the thicker American style pancakes instead. Nigella has recipes for both plain crepes and American pancakes and if you are going for the thicker type then we would particularly suggest Nigella's Arabian Pancakes with Orange Flower Syrup (see link below).

Crepes Suzette is a retro crowd-pleaser and Nigella has an Express version which can be made with either home-made or shop-bought crepes. Crepes spread with Nutella and sprinkled with chopped hazelnuts will delight both children and adults (Nigella Express, p374). You could also serve the crepes with some vanilla ice cream and Nigella's salted caramel Sauce or a dollop of Passionfruit Curd (see recipe links below).

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/arabian-pancakes-with-orange-flower-syrup-236

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/crepes-suzette-49

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/passionfruit-curd-164

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/salted-caramel-sauce

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/CREPES-5303

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/american-breakfast-pancakes-141

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