GET your spatulas at the ready! From toppings to ingredients, plus easy ready-made options, I won’t let your Pancake Day fall flat.

Here are the best deals – and some tasty recipes from Morrisons.com to help you make the most of them.

 Mrs Crunch has stacks of tasty ideas for your Pancake Day toppings and mix

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Mrs Crunch has stacks of tasty ideas for your Pancake Day toppings and mixCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 Mrs Crunch recipes in association with Morrisons

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Mrs Crunch recipes in association with Morrisons

Basic pancake mix

Serves six

 Making pancakes is easier than you think - just follow these simple steps

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Making pancakes is easier than you think – just follow these simple steps

YOU NEED:

  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 splash veg or sunflower oil

METHOD: Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Create a well in the centre and add the egg with about a third of the milk and all of the melted butter.

Combine everything with a whisk. Once all the flour is incorporated, add the remaining milk and, using your whisk, combine it all. Transfer to a jug, rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Heat a tiny bit of oil in a non-stick frying pan, just to coat the pan. The pan must get very hot (you’ll start to see smoke) before you add any batter.

Add a ladleful of batter and swirl it to cover the bottom of the pan. Turn the heat down slightly and cook through on both sides until golden.

Use a spatula to turn it, or flip it gently with a flick if you’re feeling lucky. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Serve immediately with your favourite toppings.

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Simply topping!

TO give your pancakes the perfect finishing touch: 

Morrisons is dropping the price of a 1kg jar of NUTELLA to just £3.50 until Shrove Tuesday – that’s a whopping 40 per cent saving.

For a touch of indulgence, Asda SQUIRTY CREAM is 99p.

Give your pancakes the magic touch with Asda RASPBERRY-FLAVOUR UNICORN SPREAD, £1.50.

For a healthy treat, Morrisons BERRY SELECTION, 300g, is down to £3, saving 50p.

Save 30p on Askey’s STRAWBERRY OR CHOCOLATE FLAVOUR DESSERT SAUCE, now £1 at Morrisons.

Save £1.50 on Buckwud Canadian MAPLE SYRUP at Waitrose, 250g, now £4.50.

Morrisons has squeezed the price of loose LEMONS to 25p each, saving 10p.

Save £1 on Gu CHOCOLATE AND SALTED CARAMEL VELVETY SPREAD at Sainsbury’s, now £1.50.

 

Buttermilk pancakes with apple, cinnamon and golden syrup

Serves four

 Try this delicious recipe for buttermilk pancakes with apple, cinnamon and golden syrup

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Try this delicious recipe for buttermilk pancakes with apple, cinnamon and golden syrup

YOU NEED:

  • 120g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 5 tbsp golden syrup
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 35g butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 regular apples, sliced
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

METHOD: Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing­ bowl. Beat together 1 tbsp of syrup, the buttermilk, eggs and 20g of melted butter.

Add to the flour then beat to form a smooth batter. Wipe a small non-stick frying pan with oil and heat until hot. Ladle on a little of the batter and swirl to cover the base.

Cook for a minute, flip and cook for a minute more until golden and fluffy. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Place the apples in a pan with the rest of the butter, cinnamon and 2 tbsp of the golden syrup. Cook for five minutes over a low heat until apples are soft and beginning to caramelise. Spoon over each pancake and drizzle with golden syrup.

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Pancakes pronto

SAVE time and effort with ready-to-eat snacks:

PROTEIN-PACKED: Musclefood.com, has high-protein (11g) pancakes in plain, maple or blueberry flavours, 24 from £9.

NO GLUTEN: Sainsbury’s has Genius gluten-free pancakes down from £2 to £1.50 for a pack of six.

BUTTERMILK: Waitrose American-style buttermilk pancakes are £1.24 until Tuesday for pack of four, then £1.55.

GO DUTCH: Get two for £3, or £2 each, on Ma Raeburn’s Dutch Pancake Bites at Iceland, including 36 mini pancakes.

FRENCH: Asda’s six hazelnut and chocolate crepes, £1.09.

AMERICAN: Get six McEnnedy American-style pancakes from Lidl, £1.39.

SWEET: Save 13p on Morrisons six sweet pancakes, now £1.50.

VEGAN: No dairy? No problem with new Squeaky Bean vegan fluffy American pancakes from Waitrose, £2.50.

Courgette, mushroom and bacon pancakes

A DELICIOUS savoury twist on the classic crepe. Start with the Basic Pancake Recipe then top with this creamy mix of streaky bacon, mushroom and courgette. Serves four.

 Give the classic crepe a savoury twist with courgette, mushroom and bacon

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Give the classic crepe a savoury twist with courgette, mushroom and bacon

YOU NEED:

  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 300g mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 500g courgettes, coarsely grated
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche

METHOD: Grill the bacon until crispy. Meanwhile, heat the oil and stir-fry the mushrooms for five minutes until softened.

Add the mustard and courgettes and stir-fry for three minutes until they soften a little.

Season to taste and stir in the crème fraîche. Divide between four cooked pancakes and criss-cross two rashers of bacon on top to serve.

Making your own

POP some of these on your shopping list:

Save 50p on McDougalls PLAIN FLOUR, 1.1kg, now £1 at Morrisons.

Morrisons FREE-FROM PANCAKE SHAKER is down from £1.50 to just £1.

Aunt Bessie’s family pack PANCAKE MIX, 480g, is 99p at Lidl.

Morrisons only sells free-range EGGS – half a dozen are down to 75p, saving 5p.

Save 25 per cent on McDougalls CLASSIC PANCAKE MIX at Waitrose, now 97p down from £1.30.

Kids will flip out for Asda’s UNICORN PINK PANCAKE MIX, £1.20.

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