7 Ways With Pancakes

by Northern Life

Over half of UK adults (58%) admitted to not knowing the difference between a pancake and a crepe. With Pancake Day just around the corner, here's our pancake glossary, as well as his delicious recipes, so shoppers can celebrate the day as a pancake pro!

New research from Tesco reveals we’re a nation of pancake lovers, with 33.4 million UK** adults set to celebrate Pancake Day this year; here’s a few flippin’ takes on pancakes!

1. American Pancake

American Pancakes are thick and fluffy pancakes made from a batter of eggs, flour, milk, and baking powder. Additionally, fruit such as strawberries and blueberries can be added to the batter or even chocolate chips. When served, they are usually stacked on each other and then finished with various ingredients, such as jam, honey, syrup, or whipped cream.

2. Crepe

Crepes are thin pancakes made from a light batter containing flour, eggs, melted butter, salt, milk, and water. They are typically rolled or folded with various sweet or savoury fillings, such as lemon and sugar or ham and cheese.

3. Boxty

A Boxty is a traditional Irish potato pancake consisting of finely grated raw potato, buttermilk, baking soda, salt and flour. The mixture is then fried on each side of a griddle pan for a few minutes. Similar to a rosti, Boxty pancakes are often enjoyed with savoury accompaniments.

4. Dutch Baby

A Dutch Baby is like a large English Yorkshire pudding, made from a batter of flour, eggs, milk, sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Unlike most pancakes, Dutch Babies are baked in the oven rather than fried. They are generally thicker, are commonly enjoyed with sweet or savoury accompaniments, and can be served on many mealtime occasions.

5. Galette

Galette pancakes are derived from Brittany in France and are made from a batter of eggs, milk, and buckwheat flour, which typically lends itself best to savoury flavour pairings. Galette pancakes are enjoyed for lunch, brunch or dinner using fillings such as eggs, ham, cheese, tomatoes, spinach and bacon.

6. Souffle Pancake

Souffle pancakes are derived from Japan and, although thick in appearance, are incredibly light and fluffy in texture. The trick to mastering this pancake’s delightfully pillowy texture is separating the egg whites from the yolks like you would do to make a meringue. Fold the beaten egg whites and sugar into the batter mix of beaten egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract and flour to make these delicious Japanese pancakes.

7. Scotch Pancake


A Scotch pancake, a drop scone, is a fluffy and slightly sweet traditional Scottish breakfast or teatime treat. This small, round, thick pancake is made from a simple batter of flour, baking powder, sugar, milk, and eggs. Scotch pancakes are typically enjoyed with toppings, such as butter, jam, honey, or syrup, and can be served warm or cold, making them perfect for breakfast and snacking occasions.