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Best pancake toppings: great pancake fillings for Shrove Tuesday

Is it classic lemon and sugar for you this Pancake Day?

Best pancake toppings: great pancake fillings for Shrove Tuesday
24 February 2020

People have some very strong opinions when it comes to the best pancake toppings.

For your pancake filling, you might be a classic lemon and sugar fan – but, equally, there are those who love to pile their pancakes with as many opulent toppings as they can manage.

So whether you're looking to go with the old classics or try something a bit more out there, we've got your back. Links to recipes, technology and delicious toppings to help you make the perfect pancake, look no further for culinary inspiration.

If your pans aren’t up to scratch, this Salter pan set might take your fancy. For just £10, you can get a 25cm frying pan and McDougall's pancake mix, so that you have all the tools you need to start flipping. Made from pressed aluminium, this Salter pan has a two-layer non-stick interior so you don’t have to worry about them getting stuck, either. There's also a 'unicorn' version with sprinkles if that's more your thing.

Best pancake toppings for Shrove Tuesday

Best pancake toppings for Shrove Tuesday

1. Lemon and sugar

£19.99
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You can't really get much better than lemon and sugar, can you? The quintessential pancake topping, it's a classic for a reason. This electric citrus squeezer is the best way to get fresh lemon juice – and you can also use it to get delicious, freshly squeezed orange juice in the mornings, too. If you'd rather go down the quick route, then Jiff Squeezy Lemon is your thing.

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2. Crunchy chocolate hazelnut spread

£5.99
Buy now from Selfridges

Upgrade your pancake game with this organic hazelnut spread. It's ethical, it's organic, and most importantly it's delicious.

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3. Bourbon maple syrup

£14.77
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Maple syrup is a pancake classic – one of the best pairings you can get. But why not go one further with this bourbon barrel aged maple syrup? The perfect mix of the two flavours, you'll be supercharging your Pancake Day with this addition.

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4. Ice cream

£6.99
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We don't need to tell you that ice cream and pancakes are a match made in heaven. And whilst we're also sure that you have your own favourite ice cream flavours, we humbly recommend this amazing pistachio gelato from Italian brand Grom. Creamy, delicious and very indulgent.

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5. Salted caramel sauce

£9.95
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Hand harvested salt, rich caramel... this is high quality stuff. Pour it on your pancakes for the ultimate weeknight luxury

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6. Cinnamon and apple spread

£8.99
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Made with organic almonds, dried apples and coconut sugar, this cinnamon/apple spread is delicious AND good for you.

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7. Cointreau sauce

£13.00
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You can always count on Nigella to make things decadent, can't you? This crepes suzette recipe is incredibly easy but, best of all, features a healthy splash of Cointreau. As if you needed an excuse.

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8. Goats cheese and rosemary

£6.00
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If you're more of a savoury person, BBC Good Food has this recipe for a goats cheese, squash and rosemary pancake that we think looks great. The East London Cheeseboard has plenty of delicious goats cheeses to pick from, but this carboncino looks particularly delicious.

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9. Strawberry crisps

£4.95
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Delicious and very stylish, these strawberry crisps look and taste amazing. And if you have any left over (unlikely) you can use them to decorate cakes or even add to your cereal.

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