As Pancake Day has fast approached and my children always demand pancakes I thought I would be as prepared as I could be for their demands of pancakes with an array of toppings on the day and this time around we have some Abra-ca-Debora pancakes too.
I can't make pancakes! It's the most simplest thing in the world but I just can't do it! I usually enlist the OH to make them and I stand back and watch, promising that I learnt what to do and next year I will do it (yeah right!).
This year the wonderful people at Abra-ca-Debora have sent us some of their ready made pancakes to try. I was so happy. We can now have pancakes whenever we want to, I don;t have to wait for the OH to come in from work in the evening and make them for the children. Abra-ca-Debora pancakes can be pan fried, microwaved or oven cooked. Microwaves cooking is the quickest at just 30 seconds to heat. Pan frying is the next quickest way and the more traditional way to cook at 60 seconds for both sides, don't forget to flip (and catch!). Oven cooking takes slightly longer at 8 minutes but also means you get prep time for all of your additional ingredients if not done beforehand. Abra-ca-Debora pancakes are also suitable for home freezing so you can keep a stash for any time you fancy a pancake.
I was sent some original Dutch pancakes, some sweet pancakes and some diddy dutch pancakes. The large pancakes come in a pack of six and can be found in the chiller cabinets in Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Waitrose prices from £1.50.
My creation of choice for trying one of the sweet pancakes was a strawberry muller light poured over the pancake topped with chopped strawberries and crushed meringue. It was delicious and definitely one I will be trying again, and again, and again!
On the list of ideas from the children for toppings I was given the classic lemon and sugar, lots of ideas based around Nutella! Nutella and sprinkles, Nutella and sliced banana, strawberries, etc.... Banoffee pancakes was another idea, which sounded very good to me.
I've added a few of my favourites into this post so you can see what is on offer but there are so many recipes on their website both sweet and savoury recipes, that you have to take a look ready for Pancake Day tomorrow.
Also on the Abra-ca-Debora website there is a wonderful recipes section for both sweet and savoury ideas. The children loved the idea of the fruity kebabs with diddy pancakes and the fruity face pancakes where you can make various faces on your pancake with all different chopped up fruits.
I spied a gorgeous looking chocolate and salted caramel stacked pudding from the sweet section and camembert and cranberry pancakes from the savoury section. There are so many ideas on there that I wouldn't have even thought of but they all look fab.
I have kept most of the pancakes to make some wonderful creations with the children tomorrow and we will add pictures to a new blog post tomorrow once we created our pancake masterpieces. For all of the wonderful recipes on the Abra-ca-Debora website head here; http://www.abra-ca-debora.co.uk/recipes
Here are a couple of my savoury favourites from the website but please go and check out the full recipe section which is packed with amazing pancake ideas both savoury and sweet. Be sure to let me know what recipes or toppings you chose for your pancakes.