Call it what you will, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day even Mardi Gras in some quarters of the world – I love the day before Ash Wednesday. I’m not religious at all, and I know there all sorts of connotations about filling up before Lent starts – but I seriously just love pancakes!
And I try to add a little flavour to them when I can. This Pancake Day will be no exception, as I have practised mine this very weekend. They are perfect for anyone who has a Starbucks addiction like myself.
These Vanilla Latte Pancakes are an easy variation on my Scotch Pancakes I made a couple of years back. I simply added the seeds from half a vanilla pod to the mix and a stick of instant coffee. The flavours of the vanilla and coffee add a good caffeine hit to your brekkie.
I served mine with some Very Vanilla Whipped Cream which you can read about in my next post which happens to be based around another drink which your local barista can serve up. This is a perfect accompaniment for pancakes and is something you might even have on a latte.
Anyway, back to the Pancakes! Give them a try for breakfast and you will love the flavour. The double hit of caffeine if you have them with a cuppa joe, or as I would recommend – have them with a cup of tea – that way you can taste the coffee in them even more!