To mark Shrove Tuesday here is a decadent recipes for coffee and amaretto panackes

  • 27 mins
  • 5
  • Easy


  • For the pancakes.
  • 140g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 medium British Lion eggs
  • 125ml milk
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • For the filling...
  • 3 tbsp amaretto
  • 2 tsp instant coffee, plus extra to serve
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 300g raspberries


Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, traditionally marks the start of Lent; a period of self-reflection and penance observed by Christians between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Nowadays, the principles of Lent have been adapted and people use the 40 days and 40 nights to give up a vice or luxury until Easter Sunday. In celebration of the final night before the ban, British Lion eggs have created a series of pancake recipes using the top food-vices which Brits attempt to give up

In a large jug, gently whisk together all pancake ingredients until smooth.

Leave to stand for 10 minutes. 2. Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and brush with oil.

Pour in heaped tablespoons of pancake batter spacing a few centimetres apart. Repeat to fit 3-4 in the pan. Cook for about a minute until bubbles appear on the surface, flip or turn and cook for a further 30 seconds. Repeat with remaining mixture to make about 20 pancakes in total.

In a large bowl mix coffee, amaretto and icing sugar. Add the mascarpone and whisk until thick.

Spread a heaped teaspoonful of the coffee mixture onto each pancake, and layer to create a small stack, adding a handful of raspberries to two layers in each stack.

Dust with a little coffee and serve.

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