Pancake day!

Every day should be pancake day but personally in our home we settle for it every Friday – a reward for almost making it through the week and also as a treat to push us to make it to the weekend. Its little things like this that bring us all together as a family. Our house is divided when it comes to pancake toppings, with John opting for butter and jam, I stick to freshly squeezed orange and sugar all the way! Whilst our children choose a certain hazelnut spread!

Pancakes only happened on Shrove Tuesday when I was a kid. I have very happy memories watching my Mum precariously flipping pancakes and my Dad seeing just how many he can eat! My Father in law still waits in anticipation for his annual dose of pancakes, on the lead up to pancake day he can be heard saying ‘Hip-hip-horray, my crempog mawr y da’ translated from Welsh to say ‘hip-hip-horray, a big pancake for tea’.

On Shrove Tuesday, the custom is to empty your pantry of all sugar, fats and eggs to avoid temptation before the 40 days of abstinence before Easter. And what better way to do this than a quick pancake.

So, join me in my kitchen where I will be making an easy fudge sauce and eating way more of it than I probably should do!

The perfect thin pancake recipe:

300ml milk

2 eggs

100g plain flour

Pinch of salt

Now beat all the ingredient together. I’m far too impatient to leave the mix to rest instead we get straight on with the cooking and eating!

Easy Fudge sauce recipe

Select your favourite Upper Oaks fudge flavour

Place the cubes into a saucepan

Add a splash of milk or cream

Bring to the boil whilst stirring constantly until all combined

Drizzle over your pancake


If you crave something sweet in the morning, noon or night, then you will love these pancakes.