Pancake Day 2017: Tuesday 28th February
It’s almost Pancake day!
I don’t know why I always seem to wait for this one day of the year to scoff my face with these simple and delicious things, it’s probably due to lack of enthusiasm if I am honest. I don’t mind making them but now there are 5 of us in the house, 2 of whom can pack away about 5 pancakes each into their tummies, it means an awful lot of tossing on my part (top sniggering at the back!)
I normally plump for the original, and in my opinion the best, topping of fresh lemon juice and sugar. I do like Nutella too but there is something so simple, yet tasty, about lemon and sugar on a pancake. This year however, I have extra special pancakes awaiting me because I spent some time making a rather special syrup to drizzle over them, Gin and Lemon syrup to be precise.
The Gin in the syrup isn’t overpowering and, depending on the brand of Gin you use, your syrup could end up having a lovely fragrant taste to it. In this particular recipe I used Bloom Gin, just because I love the complex floral flavours in it. If you have any of the syrup left once you’ve finished your pancakes, it also makes a mean drizzle for a grown-up Lemon Drizzle cake.
So, without further ado, here is the recipe.
Have a tossing good day on Tuesday everyone!