With pancake day just around the corner lots people will be thinking about how to get their pancake fix.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Here’s our list of the top five places in Nottingham to get pancakes!
- Warsaw Diner
Just off the Derby Road in Nottingham, the Warsaw Diner is the top choice in Nottingham for pancakes, according to google. They serve American style breakfasts or you can build your own breakfast.
- Aubrey’s Traditional Creperie
A petite and quirky eatery, tucked away in the West End Arcade, renound for its pancakes and other baked goods.
- Annie’s Burger Shack
Annie’s Burger shack is another American style bar/restaurant highly characterised by its outrageous beef who also serve breakfasts from the Pacific Northwest, The Southwest, New England and The South.
- Pudding pantry
The Pudding Pantry allows for you to create your very own pancakes from a range of ingredients such as Peanut Butter, Blueberry compote and Salted Caramel.
- Ed’s Diner
Ed’s all American Pancake stack is the pinnacle of pancake stacking, piling two 7″ pancakes with blueberries, bacon and ample amounts of maple syrup.
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is the final day before the start of Lent.
The 40 days leading up to Easter are traditionally a time of fasting according to Christianity.
Shrove Tuesday gained its new name as pancake Tuesday because it was the last day in which all of the eggs and flour could be used up, and what better way than to make pancakes.
If you decide that you don’t want to go out for your yearly dose of pancakes this year then why not take a look at our top tips for making your own.
You will need:
150g plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1 large egg
2 tablespoons melted butter
First of all, Whisk all of your dry ingredients in one bowl and all of your wet ingredients in another bowl.
Then create a well in your dry ingredients and mix in the wet slowly with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Do not over mix! This is because as soon as water touches gluten it will toughen up and you won’t be able to achieve the perfect fluffy pancake you dreamed of.
If you have lumps, don’t worry, they will cook out while in the pan.
The next step is to oil or grease a pan and heat the pan to a medium heat until your oil or butter is viscous and flowing across the pans surface.
When you’re happy with the temperature you can start adding your pancake mixture to the pan, making sure to allow for space between each pool of mixture.
Finally, the pancakes are ready to be flipped when the edges are slightly brown and dry.
Make sure you don’t press your spatula on the pancake because it will squish the pancake and you will lose the thick fluffy texture you desire.