Happy Pancake Day!

Happy Pancake Day from Hammam Havlu… or to put it more formally, Happy Shrove Tuesday!


Shrove Tuesday is a carnival day, also known as Mardi Gras which is French for ‘Fat Tuesday’…yes the time we all stuff our faces with pancakes and all things naughty, before making false promises to give up our temptations for Lent; which begins on Ash Wednesday (if you would like to try something new this year, take a look at our blog on Vegetarianism). But, before thinking about giving up something, we’ve put together some of our favourite classics for the special day:


From the traditional, but arguably unbeatable lemon and sugar…


A must-have combination is Nutella and strawberries…well, any berries for that matter, and melted chocolate works just as well!


For something more light, but undoubtedly delicious is fresh natural Greek yogurt and banana, sweetened with a dash of honey, or syrup.


 Maple syrup must make a show on Pancake Day, so try adding some juicy raspberries for an extra spark.


If these have got your taste buds tingling, why not start with some savoury pancakes to get the most out of your last cheat day. We’ve made a list of some recipes we’re going to try this year:

- Buttermilk pancakes with bacon and avocado

- Squash, goat’s cheese and rosemary

- Carrot Cake Pancakes

- Smoked salmon, smashed avocado and crème fraiche

Megan Smith

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