Very berry pancakes

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Celebrate Shrove Tuesday with this quick and simple yet slightly indulgent pancake recipe – makes a change from lemon and sugar, although you could have an extra one too!

The light, thin crepes are the perfect base; add greek yogurt for protein and a generous dollop of berries for some added sweetness.

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Serves: 4   Prep time: 15 minutes   Cook time: 15 minutes

You’ll need:

For the pancakes

  • 100g/4oz plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200ml/7fl oz semi skimmed milk
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter plus extra for frying

For the strawberry sauce

  • 400g/14oz strawberries, hulled, quartered
  • 1 lime, finely grated rind only

To serve

  • 500g/1lb 2oz lemon, vanilla or honey flavoured Greek style yogurt
  • 225g/8oz raspberries
  • 200g/7oz blueberries or blackberries
  • Little sifted icing sugar


  1. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the egg and egg yolk then gradually whisk in the milk until smooth. Whisk in 2 melted butter and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the strawberries to a liquidiser or food processor and blend until smooth. Press through a sieve to remove the seeds, if liked then mix with the lime rind.
  3. Whisk the pancake batter once more then pour into a jug. Heat a knob of butter in the base of an 18cm/7inch non-stick frying pan, pour out the excess when melted and keep in a small bowl. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of the batter into the hot pan and tilt the pan so that the batter thinly covers the base. Cook for a minute or two until the underside is golden, loosen with a knife then flip over and cook the second side until golden.
  4. Slide the pancake out of the pan on to a plate and keep hot. Re-butter the pan as before and continue cooking pancakes until all the batter is used up.
  5. Spoon a little of the yogurt over each pancake, sprinkle with some of the berries then fold in half and arrange two pancakes on each serving plate. Sprinkle with any remaining berries, dust with a little sifted icing sugar and serve with a drizzle of strawberry sauce.

Cook’s tip

To make chocolate pancakes, add 15g/1/2oz sifted cocoa to the bowl with the flour and up the milk to 225ml/8fl oz. Make and cook as above.


Recipe courtesy of Seasonal Berries

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