REVEALED - The UK's top ten pancake toppings ahead of Shrove Tuesday - The Leamington Observer

REVEALED - The UK's top ten pancake toppings ahead of Shrove Tuesday

Leamington Editorial 20th Feb, 2023 Updated: 20th Feb, 2023   0

It’s here again – Shrove Tuesday is upon us – and we have a multitude of toppings to choose from.

The day is actually a religious celebration – marking the start of Lent when you are supposed to give something up or do something extra between now and Easter Sunday.

But what are our favourite pancake toppings?

Whole Earth has teamed up with TV chef, Simon Rimmer, to encourage Brits to enjoy peanut butter on their pancakes and help win its place in the nation’s favourite toppings, by squeezing more out of Pancake Day with his Simon Rimmer’s Pancake Day Winners recipes.

The pancake capital of the UK is London, where people will eat an average of eight, followed by Leicester (7.6), Liverpool (7.4), Oxford (7.4) and Sheffield (7.3).

A third (30 percent) of the nation’s parents admit to feeling under pressure on Pancake Day.

The secret, according to those polled, is to make enough batter (52 percent), never underestimate the number of pancakes everyone will eat (35 percent), lubricate the pan (33 percent) and use a decent saucepan (33 percent).

A third (30 percent) think the secret is to have enough toppings, while one in four (25 percent) would never cheat and buy a batter mix.


1. Lemon and sugar – 61 per cent

2. Chocolate spread and strawberries – 23 per cent

3. Chocolate spread and banana – 20 per cent

4. Banana and syrup – 14 per cent

5. Bacon and syrup – 11 per cent

6. Chocolate spread and marshmallows – 10 per cent

7. Blueberries and syrup – 10 per cent

8. Cheese and ham- 6 per cent

9. Peanut butter and banana -6 per cent

10. Peanut butter and chocolate spread– 5 per cent

BBC Good Food has some other suggestions for terrific toppings, including quesadilla, red velvet and sweet potato masala dosa.


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