The pancakes can be rolled or stacked with filling between each layer or served flat on the plate with a topping rather like a low-calorie pizza. When I lived in London in the 80’s, I remember the Dutch Pancake House which served almost nothing but huge flat pancakes which were a meal in themselves. Pancakes can be served as a lighter version of a wrap and the batter can be jazzed up by adding spinach, herbs or cheese and for sweet pancakes, cinnamon or chocolate powder.
The origin of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday was to use up butter, eggs and sugar before the 40 days of fasting for Lent. Following the current mantra of “Love Food, Hate Waste”, why not experiment this Pancake Day by making a filling from leftovers then topping the pancakes with leftover pasta sauce and dried ends of cheese which will melt nicely when warmed through in the oven?
Ideas contributed by Jill Burn