It’s Pancake Day! If it’s your first Pancake Day as a fiancée or fiancé, we know you’ll want to make it extra special. That’s why we’ve put together some adorable ways that you can add some romance to your Shrove Tuesday. From deliciously sweet toppings to quirky cut outs, these ideas look almost too good to eat…
Chocolate & raspberry
Chocolate and raspberries make such a decadent combination. We love the silky richness of the chocolate sauce and tangy sweetness of the raspberries. Together they create a taste so desirable, you just can’t resist making it for your other half. The chocolate sauce is really easy to make as well. Just whisk sugar, water and cocoa in a pan over a gentle heat and keep adding water depending on how thick you like your sauce. Finally, top with raspberries.
This idea is pretty self-explanatory, but looks absolutely amazing. Fry up as big a pancake as you can and carve out letters to spell the romantic message of your choice. And then finish with either a sauce or toppings of your choice to boost the yummy-factor.
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Blueberries are to pancakes, what your partner is to you… a perfect fit! The combination is fresh but sweet and even better with a dash of double cream.
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Pancakes in bed
What better way to make your pancakes romantic, than to have them in bed! Whether you’ve made the actual food fancy or not, making a big deal out of a snuggly breakfast in bed is sure to crank up the romance factor.
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Give your pancakes an injection of romance by simply adding a squirt of pink food colouring to your batter mix. A super-easy way to make your pancakes special.
Confetti pancakes are the perfect celebration dish. The brightly coloured sprinkles remind us of the confetti that your guests will throw when you are newlyweds – yay! To create this multi-coloured effect, simply add some sprinkles to your topping, or even to your batter mix. If you’re doing the latter, be careful not to whisk too hard or the colours will merge – add them at the last minute.
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Red velvet pancakes
Yes, this is a thing. Red velvet, the most wondrous of all the pancakes, is the obvious choice if you want to really treat the one you love. Not only are they such a passionate shade, but they’re utterly delicious! Check out the recipe at BBCGoodFood.com.
The easiest and possibly cutest way to make your pancakes romantic: cut them into heart shapes! We recommend using a cookie cutter as it’s a lot easier and safer than a knife.
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Chocolate has always been associated with romance and is known by many to be an aphrodisiac, making it the perfect ingredient to use in romantic pancakes! This is a really easy recipe to do as you just add 2/3 of a cup of cocoa powder to your usual batter mix and make as usual.