Pancake Day 2013

Pancake Day.  Could there be another day sweeter? Valentines Day is in two days time, but for now lets focus on the circular sweet goodness on my plate this morning.  Did I mention it was shaped like hearts?

Homemade Beet Pancakes are a perfect (all natural) colour option for Valentines Day. 
Traditional English Pancake with butter, sugar, and lemon served at Ella’s Yummy Delights in Brighton, England.
Homemade zucchini pancakes are a huge hit with my boys.  Here they are embellished with Nutella and fresh strawberries.
Heart shaped pancakes I made this morning with a sprinkling of a stevia & cinnamon mixture.

 Pancake Recipe:
140g flour
200ml whole milk
2 eggs
Unsalted butter for greasing

1. Start by sifting the flour into a medium sized bowl with a pinch of salt. Make a well in the center.  
2. In a separate bowl beat together two eggs, add the milk, and mix again.
3. Slowly pour the liquid into the well you created as you mix in the flour.  Do not over mix, just stir it all until all combined.
4. Melt the butter in a pan on medium heat. Once you hear the butter sizzling you can add the pancake mixture.  To make the hearts below use a spoon to pour the mixture slowly into a heart outline.  Then spoon some more pancake batter into the middle of the outline to fill in your heart.
5. Air bubbles will form when the pancake is ready to be flipped. If you have your heat on too high you will notice that when you flip your pancake it will be over cooked. Flip the pancake over with a spatula.  Once cooked on both sides place on the plate and repeat.

Extras:  If you would like to try out some of our veggie pancakes above (or just want to sneak in some extra nutrients for your family) you can add ingredients to the batter before you pour it on the pan.  For our Beets and Zucchini pancakes the vegetables are washed and then graded finely with a cheese grader or mandolin. We used two cups of beets to make pancakes for a family of four.  A little butter sometimes is all we need to top the veggie pancakes because they are so tasty!
51 Queens RoadBrightonEngland.

If you are in the Brighton area, I highly suggest stopping at Ella’s Yummy Delights. We enjoyed having our Pancake Day there last year and the service was lovely.  With their location near the Brighton rail station, it is a perfect first or last stop while you are in town. Thank you Ella’s for the delicious food!

*Photographs property of Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013
** Photograph of Ella’s Yummy Delights borrowed from their facebook page.

  • Eleanor at Mirror Of My World

    yum to pancakes :)
    hi bonnie, i just found your blog on megans page and it looks so lovely i thought i would come and say hello!
    am a new follower

    • Bonnie Rose

      Thank you Eleanor, and I just followed you back too. xx

    • Eleanor at Mirror Of My World

      yey! xx

    • Bonnie Rose


  • Katie

    yum!! that picture with the strawberries looks so good!!!

    • Bonnie Rose

      Katie it was quite yummy! xx

  • Alexa

    Yum…definitely craving pancakes now!

    • Bonnie Rose

      They are quite yummy! We are off to go have some more for dinner. 😀

  • Robyn Litchfield

    me and my boyfriend tried to make heart pancakes the other day, and lets just say that i wouldnt really call them pretty. Yours are quite beautiful! i love your blog. following for sure.

    • Bonnie Rose

      Aww, yeah to be fair I’ve made some ‘interesting’ attempts. Last month for my son’s birthday I was trying to make pancakes where you squeeze the batter out of a bottle to make a lacy doily affect. However the bottle I was using pretty had no consistency in how much batter it squeezed out. Eeek! Thank you for following! xx

  • Janna Renee

    If only I had known that it was “Pancake Day” 😉 The zucchini pancakes sound awesome!

    • Bonnie Rose

      You can always make an excuse for Pancakes for dinner. 😉 Yes, the Zucchini ones are great and a huge hit in my house. Especially if you like Zucchini nut bread. xx

  • Lyndsay

    They all look so delicious! I would never have thought to put zucchini in pancakes, it is something I will definitely have to try!

    • Bonnie Rose

      Oh they are Lyndsay! Def do try and then let me know how you like it. I would never had thought to put beets in it, but my husband had some from our Organic Veg Box delivery and he was trying to be creative with what to do with beet root. xx