Top 10 Pancake Recipes from Celebrity Chefs

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday- otherwise known as Pancake Day- and to celebrate the one time of the year it is socially acceptable to stuff yourself full of batter and sugar we present our top 10 pancake recipes from celebrity chefs, including Nigella, Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay.

Fool proof pancakes


Not blessed in the kitchen? Do your pancakes always turn out rubbery or flat? Never fear, here are three basic recipes which should transform your mixture from doughy to delightful.


Less of a cop-out than the pre-made bottled stuff you can buy for a quid at the supermarket, Nigella’s instant pancake mix is just as convenient but tastes a million miles better. Simply make a container full, store in a jar and then whisk in an egg, milk and melted butter when you fancy whipping up a batch.



Jamie says his one cup pancake mixture is perfect for making with kids, but at Savoo we reckon it is even better for adults who are challenged in the culinary department. With this recipe you don’t need scales to weigh out the ingredients- only a cup or a mug- and they STILL turn out delicious. Genius!



Oh Delia, you always come up trumps just when we need you most. Here, the Queen of Puddings brings you the classic pancake mixture served with caster sugar, lemon juice and lemon wedges. And because it’s Delia, you know that it’s going to taste good.


Fruity pancakes
They’ve got fruit in them, so they must be healthy right? Yeah, we thought so too.
4) Gordon Ramsay’s coconut pancakes


In the Savoo office we are literally salivating at the idea of coconut pancakes with mango slices and lime syrup. Yes, it might take a little longer to create the homemade syrup, but we reckon it will be totally worth it in the end. Gordon advises leaving the batter to relax for 15 minutes to make fuller and fluffier pancakes- the best things come to those who wait.


We thank you, Hairy Bikers, for bringing us these fluffy banana pancakes, which are not only easy to make but also packed full of fruity goodness. Add extra berries and resist the temptation to slather them in butter, and you can almost convince yourself that you have a nutritious balanced breakfast (almost).



If you weren’t addicted to the Great British Bake Off already, you might become a convert after tasting Mary Berry’s recipe for scotch pancakes. Swapping the traditional lemon for orange, these small, thick pancakes are crying out to be stacked up and drizzled with maple syrup.



Heston is renowned for his weird and wonderful culinary creations, but this recipe for pancakes with lemon curd is surprisingly traditional (without a petri dish in sight).



If you fancy being a bit more adventurous on Shrove Tuesday, Gregg Wallace may have the perfect desert to tickle your taste buds. A classic French pudding made from pancake batter, his melt-in-the-mouth clafoutis will make a change from the usual lemon and sugar batch.


Savoury pancakes
Not got a sweet tooth? Never fear, Nigel Slater and John Torode will come to your rescue with these savoury pancake alternatives.


This recipe asks for fresh herbs from your garden, but we reckon you can just as easily pick them up from your local supermarket without being too much of a cheat.


Ok so technically these aren’t pancakes. Technically they aren’t even made out of batter. But they have pancakes in the name which is good enough for us. So if you don’t feel like celebrating Shrove Tuesday with fruity or even savoury pancakes, fill up on these delicious alternatives topped with smoked trout and horseradish cream.So there we have it- whichever recipe you choose to go with, make sure you share it with friends and family. Happy Pancake Day!

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