What makes the perfect pancake?
A stack of American-style fluffy pancakes laden with maple syrup is one way to do Pancake Day (although it’s not the path that we prefer to tread). At the other end of the scale lies wonderfully fine French crêpes served with a squeeze of fresh lemon and tempered by just a dusting of something sweet. But the perfect pancake? We think it’s found somewhere between the two – crispy at the edges with a modicum of fluffiness in the middle.
The lovely thing about Pancake Day though is that it’s one of the occasions where family traditions – old and recently dreamed up – come to the fore.
At Neptune, there are two base recipes that we prefer to follow – one classic, the other a slightly healthier alternative. And then of course there are the toppings, and those, along with the flipping, is where the fun really begins...