Fruit ideas for Pancake Day

16 February 2019

Pancake Day is just around the corner, and children and adults across the nation are eagerly awaiting Tuesday March 5th. Also known as Shrove Tuesday, the tradition dates back to Old English times when households would have a feast day to use up ingredients before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. And we can’t think of a better excuse for Pancakes!

There are many different pancake toppings to try this pancake day from fresh fruit, maple syrup, traditional lemon and sugar, ice cream and drizzled chocolate. Received one of our Luxury Fruit Baskets jam packed with our beautiful seasonal fruit? Here are our top 4 fruit pancake toppings to use some of those delicious fresh fruits up on Pancake Day!

Perfect pancakes for….the sweet tooth lover

Banana, salted caramel ice cream and drizzle of Gnaw artisan chocolate

We love this combination of fresh banana, complimented by the sweet and salty ice cream and finished with a drizzle of melted Gnaw chocolate.  If you have been lucky enough to receive a delivery of our Perfect for the chocolate lover Luxury Fruit Basket, you will find in your hamper a gorgeous selection of seasonal fruits and 4 bars of Gnaw artisan chocolate – ideal for making this pancake topping!

Perfect pancakes for … the exotic fruit fan

Zingtastic exotic fruit

Create a colourful fruity feast for your pancakes! Our Exotic Fruit Medley Luxury Fruit Basket is full to the brim with exotic fruits for something a little more adventurous. We recommend carefully chopping your fresh fruit of mango, kiwi and pineapple into bite size chunks to fill your pancake with and finish with a twizzle of organic honey. Zingy, juicy and with a hint of sweet, this exotic fruit mix makes a great alternative for a pancake topping.

Perfect pancakes for…using up berries

Berry Burst

If you have some lovely berries in your fruit basket such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries, these are perfect for turning into a fruit compote for your pancakes. To make the compote, simply put 500g of berries, 100g of caster sugar, 1tsp of vanilla extract and a splash of water into a saucepan over a low heat. Simmer and stir gently for 15 minutes until warm and syrup texture. Then drizzle on your pancakes and enjoy!

Perfect pancakes for … a twist on the original

Orange and cinnamon

A great yet simple alternative to the traditionally loved lemon and sugar pancakes, that all your family will fall in love with this Pancake Day! Many of our seasonal fruit baskets include oranges, including one of our best selling Luxury Fruit Baskets Family Feast. The trick with this recipe is to add some extra flavour to the pancake batter with grated zest of orange – just simply mix in the orange zest to the batter before cooking. For the perfect topping, use the juice of the orange and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Our favourite Pancake recipe

Looking for a great pancake recipe to use? Try the BBC Good Food easy pancake recipe, which makes perfect pancakes – although we can’t guarantee flipping the pancakes will be any easier!

Looking to send a Luxury Fruit Basket?

The perfect gift for any special occasion or 'just because', our Luxury Fruit Baskets can be delivered across the UK. We have a range online for thank you gifts, get well soon and classic fruit baskets for you to choose from; full of fresh, seasonal fruit to be enjoyed by the lucky recipient. Our expert team are here if you want any advice or after a bespoke fruit basket designed especially for you.


Fruit ideas for Pancake Day