You’ll need these pancake pans for perfect pancakes and flawless flipping

Looking forward to Pancake Day? Whenever there’s a fun, national day involving cooking and baking, know I’m the first one at the grocery store to pick up all the ingredients on my list. And for this celebration, I’ve got the the mix and toppings sorted – zesty jams, sweet syrups, fresh fruits, crushed nuts, chocolate spreads… Mouth watering? Same here.

But more often than not, I also need to grab the right pan, pot or multi-functional gadget to ease my job. After all, I need to live up to the role of the budding chef of the family, right? So, with only one day to go until Shrove Tuesday, I’ve gathered an array of handy pancake pans, mixers and utensils to help you prep sweet and savoury treats for the whole family. 

Ready to put on your apron and roll up those sleeves?

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Pancake pans

Are you a crêpe lover or are soft and fluffy American-style pancakes your thing?

Either way, theses slim pancake pans are suitable for both gas and induction hobs, nonstick, and also pretty – check out these pans…

The Le Creuset Crêpe pan comes with a rateau nonstick cookware, £258.90, available at Amazon to make spreading your mix easier and quicker.
Celebrate Pancake Day with the stand-out STAUB 28 cm Cast iron pancake pan with wooden handle, £89.95, available at Zwilling. Photography: STAUB and Naturally.B
pancake pans
Suitable for all hob types including induction, the granite stone nonstick crêpe pan, £34, from ProCook will come in handy during this busy Tuesday morning.
Big family? Go for a pan that allows you to make multiple pancakes at one time, like the Nordic Ware Silver Dollar pancake pan, £57, available at Divertimenti.
pancake pans
Love a bit of colour? Grab the stylish Colourworks purple crêpe pan with soft grip handle, Kitchen Craft.
pancake pans
Need a pan last minute? Go for the 24cm aluminium pancake pan, £14, Dunelm.
Quick and easy, the Delimano cordless pancake maker, £39.99, available at Zestify, is a great solution to get the entire family involved this Pancake Day.

Other pancake kit you’ll need

If you are looking to upgrade your cooking kit with a new mixer, measuring spoons, and colourful utensils, I’ve got you covered. I’ve got these on my radar that I think you’ll enjoy, too…

With four speeds, plus flat beaters, dough hooks and balloon whisk attachments, the hand mixer in Canvas White, £74.99, from Dualit is perfect for easily sorting your pancake mix.
Brighten up your cooking and baking kit with these pastel measuring spoons, £10.95, The Northern Line.
Get your American pancake mix ready with the Cordless hand mixer 5KHMB732 in Empire Red, £149, from KitchenAid.
Flip your crêpes like a pro with the Dreamfarm Chopula kitchen gadget in black, £10, Beaumonde.
Sleek and simple, the Desire matte black hand mixer, £32.99, Russell Hobbs works great for cake batter, whipping fresh cream and getting the bread dough ready, too.

Delicious American pancakes recipe from Miele

In need of recipes for Shrove Tuesday? Achieve fluffy pancakes with the recipe below from Miele.

Ingredients

  • 130g plain flour, sieved
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 130ml whole milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly), plus extra for cooking
  • Maple syrup
  • Handful of berries 

Method

  1. Place the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter.
  2. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and, using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. Allow the batter stand for a few minutes.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. When the butter has melted, add a ladle of batter.
  4. Once the top of the pancake begins to bubble, turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
  5. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and berries, or your favourite toppings of choice – yum.
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Enjoy!

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