Off Topic: Pancake Flavours

Off Topic: Pancake Flavours

Today’s Shrove Tuesday, better known as Pancake Tuesday. And given that I helped my better half make some blueberry and maple syrup pancakes last night, I thought it only apt to ask: what types of pancakes do you like?

I grew up with pancakes as a family staple, but we were never the cream/butter/maple syrup kind of family. Ours was more rolled with various types of jam, or honey. Never peanut butter – that never seemed to be a thing, but definitely plum jam, apricot, strawberry/raspberry, that sort of thing.

Today the office had a decent spread:

What you won’t be able to make out from that is the small ones towards the right of the photo. They had nutella in the centre – absolutely gorgeous.

But as an adult, I’ve always had a soft spot for pancakes as a celebration, a treat. I often like them at the end of PAX, a double or triple stack with butter, maple syrup and not much else. Nice and simple, like the photo indicates.

How our tastes change over time.

How do you like your pancakes, and what do you like on them?


  • Buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup.

    Buckwheat pancakes with ricotta cheese, strawberries and honey.

    Any kind of pancakes with hickory smoked bacon and maple syrup.

    • I’ve never tried pancake and bacon before… Do you eat them seperately? Or like, roll bacon inside a pancake, or roll a pancake inside bacon?

      • I’d go with fairly well-cooked (not soft) bacon on top of a short stack, with maple syrup drizzled in between each pancake of the stack and then over the top of the whole thing.

      • So I am not crazy lol. I really thought it was a niche market for that. Specially if I go out for breakfast and ask the cafe staff if I could get lemon and a side of sugar with plain pancakes, alas they just look at me like I am some weird hairy man.

  • I’ve always been a fan of a plain pancake cooked in margarine. Just the crispy salty edge that does it for me.
    Yes an argument can be made for your blueberries and jams and other fanciness but there’s something to be said for the white bread of pancakes.

  • I like crepe-style pancakes. Thick strip of Nutella down the middle with banana slices on top, then rolled up like a big cigar.

  • I’m more of a french toast kinda guy, but I’m a fan of the classic butter/maple syrup combo. Throw in a crispy rasher of bacon or two and I’m set.

    Pikelets with cream and jam are always a winner for afternoon tea.

    • Having never tasted fake maple syrup, I’d be interested to know if there is a big difference.

  • Buttermilk pancakes with vanilla ice-cream and a homemade berry compote made with cherries, blueberries, strawberries, a plum or 2, cooked in cointreau and sugar

  • When I was young, I was rather fond of a sprinkling of Milo on them – roll them up, and the steam off the pancakes melts the Milo into a crunchy layer of deliciousness.

    Once I was a bit older, I began to prefer plain old lemon and sugar.

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