Perfect Pancakes – Recipe Collection

Pancake tossing

Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent.

Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, and therefore, the date varies from year to year.

In 2024, Shrove Tuesday will fall on 13th February.

Lent is the period of six weeks leading up to Easter and is an important festival in the Christian Calendar. It was traditionally a time of fasting and Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast. Pancakes were the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

Find out more about Lent and the quirky traditions that have built up around it here!

From a classic pancake with lemon and sugar to savoury fillings, crepes, cakes and chocolate pancakes, you are sure to find your perfect pancake in this Dairy Diary recipe collection.

Classic Pancake recipe

Easy Classic Pancakes

Here’s an easy classic pancake recipe to serve with lemon and sugar, taken from The Dairy Book of Home Cookery.

How about a fruity addition to your pancakes this year…

Cinnamon Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

Cinnamon Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

Perfect for a relaxed breakfast at home, Cinnamon Pancakes with Blueberry Compote from the Quick After-Work Cookbook.

Black Forest Pancakes

Black Forest Pancakes

Try something new – these chocolate pancakes are served with cherry compote, kirsch and cream for a truly decadent dessert.

Marmalade Pancake

Marmalade Pancakes

Delicious Marmalade Pancakes taken from the More Taste & Less Waste Cookbook.

Or how about traditional lemony flavours but with a twist?

Lemon & White Chocolate Pancake Pops

Crowd-pleasing Lemon & White Chocolate Pancake Pops from the Dairy Diary Collection.

Lemon & White Chocolate Pancake Pops

Creamy Lemon Crepe Layer Cake

A zingy Lemon Crepe Layer Cake taken from the Dairy Diary Collection

Lemon Crepe Layer Cake for pancake day

Not just for dessert – have a go at these savoury pancake recipes!

Mushroom Pancake

Mushroom Pancakes

A delicious Mushroom Pancakes recipe taken from the Dairy Diary Collection. 

Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Pancake Bake

Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Pancake Bake

A simple-to-prepare Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Pancake Bake. This recipe uses a packet of pancakes for speed, but why not make your own using this classic pancake recipe?

The Dairy Book of Home Cookery

The Dairy Book of Home Cookery

For 50 years the Dairy Book of Home Cookery has been the first choice for millions of cooks.



I look after communications and marketing at Dairy Diary. I’m a busy mum and love home baking and cooking for my family. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, eating out with friends and exploring the great outdoors!

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