Plan your perfect Pancake Day!

Whether you want to make your own or visit the perfect pancake spot, here is some inspiration to get you started.

This years Pancake Cake has truly creped up on us! Marking the seventh week before Easter, the day, also widely known as Shrove Tuesday, also marks the beginning of Lent which kicks off on the following day - Ash Wednesday.

Whether you enjoy them with maple syrup and bacon, an arrangement of fruit or simply with some lemon and sugar, many of us have likely already tucked in to this delightful treat.

Whether you're to rustle some up after work or are seeking the perfect pancake joint, here is some pancake related fillip to get you inspired!

Enjoy Glasgow's Finest

For those on the southside, why not head on over to Cafe Strange Brew on Pollokshaws Road, a spot famous for its fantastic pancake stacks.

This cozy and dog-friendly cafe is the perfect hang-out spot to catch up with friends with some coffee and (most importantly) to enjoy some delicious pancakes. The cafe itself features many original creations that showcase how truly versatile pancakes can be.

With a trio of pancake specials on offer for today's proceedings including a vegan option, the cafe is sure to be the perfect spot for pancake lovers in Glasgow.

This Recipes A Real Winner!

Do you have some time to flip some pancakes from scratch? Then why not check out this fantastic recipe from MasterChef: The Professionals Winner, Derek Johnstone.

Served at Rusacks, St Andrews, these Buttermilk pancakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

18 stacking pancakes

400g Plain Flour 40ml Vanilla Essence 12g Baking Powder 100g Caster Sugar 300g Milk 300g Buttermilk Salt 2 Eggs 6 egg whites whipped


Sift together the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Beat the eggs with the milk and then make a paste with the wet and dry ingredients. Pass through a sieve but not too fine that the sugar can’t get through. Fold in the whipped egg whites Cook in a lightly greased frying pan until golden brown and bubbly then flip and repeat. Vanilla Cream

1 x Vanilla Pod 200ml Double Cream 50g Icing Sugar


Whipped Cream with icing sugar and vanilla to soft peaks. Compressed Strawberries

200g Caster Sugar 200ml Water Lavender Dried Vanilla Pod split


Bring the sugar and water to the boil and add the vanilla and lavender. Allow to cool. Add the washed and halved strawberries. Allow to soak in the syrup over night Serve 3 pancakes with some birch syrup topped with strawberries, whipped crème and lavender.

Take Some Home With Aldi

Did you forget to buy the pancake mix? Dont fret as Aldi is here to save the day with their range of top quality pre-made pancakes!

At just £0.75, Browning’s the Bakers are keeping things sweet with their ready-to-eat Large Maple Syrup Pancakes, while their Large Buttermilk Pancakes (£0.75) ensure the pancake conventionalists aren’t left feeling flat.

For those that enjoy maple syrup, be sure to also pick up some Specially Selected Scottish Streaky Bacon (£1.99, 240g) and a smothering of Specially Selected Ayrshire Sea Salted Butter (£1.65, 250g) for a delicious combo.

For those that enjoy jams, pick up a six pack of Browning’s the Baker crumpets (£0.55) as well as some raspberry or blackberry jam from Alice's Kitchen for something truly sweet!

Create Your Own at Stack & Still!

With multiple locations across the country, including the newly opened Edinburgh venue, Stack & Still is here to serve Scotland's pancake lovers.

Customization is what makes pancakes great and Stack & Still leans heavily into the idea.

With five types of pancake stacks available buttermilk; buckwheat; protein; gluten-free; and low-fat; customers are invited to craft the pancake of their dreams with a large variety of sweet and savoury toppings to choose. Nearly 12 million combinations are available from the menus selection so get creative!

For those struggling with all that choice, a selection of signature pancakes also exist to choose from, whether you fancy banana, peaches and cream or even piri-piri the choice is yours!

Want to find the nearest location? Check out the Stack & Still website.

Pancakes On The Go From Scotmid!

Fancy grabbing some pancakes for the busy day ahead? Then why not pop on over to your local Scotmid!

The daily grind doesn't stop just because its Pancake Day but the Scotmid Kitchen is here to help by giving you more time to celebrate!

The hardest part is picking your desired topping, once thats sorted they are ready to be enjoyed at a moments notice!

Enjoy Some Crepes At Edinburgh's Brazil-in-a-Box!

For a taste of Brazil this pancake day, be sure to head on over to Tupiniquim.

Found in the green police box at Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, customers can enjoy a delightful range of sweet and savoury crepes, made in front of your eyes.

With their freshly made original crepe batter try out some delicious combos such as chicken curry piri-piri, double chocolate, or the fake pizza (topped like a pizza and folded like a crepe).

Whether its to buy something sweet or to enjoy a combo meal with a friend, this is a must visit!

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