Sunday, 2 March 2014

Traditional English Pancakes with Caramelised Bananas (and a giveaway!)

We all know it is Shrove Tuesday on the 4th March in the UK. You would be hard pushed to find a bigger pancake lover than me, but I am not a fan of Shrove Tuesday. I know that doesn't make sense but allow me to explain;

Pancakes should not be limited to just one day a year, I feel like they get neglected 364 days of the year, pancakes are for life my friends, not just for Shrove Tuesday.

There are so many different style and flavour combinations you can give to your pancakes, fluffy american one, thin crepe ones, savoury, sweet, toppings, fillings... Seriously folks, they are the most versatile vehicles for all of the best flavours and ingredients.

I decided to keep my recipe simple for this post, as it IS Shrove Tuesday, I went for crepe-style. My go-to recipe is much more fluffy and american in style, so these felt a little more special. I steered clear of the traditional lemon and sugar and opted for a caramelised banana topping.

I used coconut oil to caramelise the bananas which lifted the whole dish to something pretty spectacular!

I also cooked the pancakes them selves using coconut oil, it gives a very subtle coconut flavour to the whole dish, not overpowering at all, just a little jazz hands to the dish on a whole.

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Traditional English Pancakes with Caramelised Bananas.
Ingredients
  • 300ml Milk
  • 1 Egg (medium)
  • 90g Flour
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Tablespoon (plus extra for the pan) Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Caster Sugar
Instructions
Whisk the egg into the milkSift in the flour and whisk until smoothMelt a small pea-sized amount of coconut oil in a frying panPour in some batter, not too much, you should slide the batter around to coat the pan. Don't be afraid to go for a thin pancake.I slide a silicone spatular around the edge of the pancake, and shake the pan until the pancake slides around freely.Once it is sliding freely, go for the flip! Once nicely browned on both sides, start on the next pancakeThis mixture made 6-7 thin pancakes, which was perfect for a Sunday brunch for one. Once all the pancakes are done, add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the pan and the tablespoon of sugar.Throw in the chopped coins of banana, cook for just 2 minutes, until softened, then pour the bananas and syrup over the pancakes.Scoff Immediately!

The one good thing about Shrove Tuesday is the amount of delicious pancakes toppings that are available in the shops.

So, as I love you all dearly, I wanted to give you the chance to win some delicious pancake related things, due to some TNT courier issues this is a little late for Shrove Tuesday, but hopefully my "pancakes fo' life" campaign has convinced you to eat them any day of the week.

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219 comments:

  1. My fave topping is maple syrup - or sometimes I'll have raspberry jam with loadsa butter...mmm

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  2. Self Raising Flower2 March 2014 at 15:52

    Agree, every day ... with Nutella

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  3. Berry compote or golden syrup and banana... Now I want Pancakes

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  4. BANANAS! Didn't even think of that! DOH! We'll be having cherries and cream on ours x

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  5. chocolate spread and strawberries

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  6. lemon and sugar x

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  7. i love nice thick pancakes with lots of butter on them :) x

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  8. Lots of lemon and a pinch of sugar!

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  9. Christina Curtis2 March 2014 at 23:53

    I love lemon and sugar!

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  10. Got to be nutella with or without banana depending on if I am feeling virtuous.

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  11. Strawberry jam

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  12. I'm a lemon and sugar girl but I could be turned with these delicious banana ones!

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  13. Golden syrup! I already had a golden syrup one y'day so I may have a melted dark choc one tomorrow!

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  14. Cherry pie filling and whipped cream all the way for me! x

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  15. sugar & lemon x

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  16. That sounds lovely!


    I Love Vanilla Ice Cream With A Squeeze Of Lemon On Mine

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  17. Maple syrup, butter & pecans

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  18. kimberley louise3 March 2014 at 21:25

    sugar and cinnamon

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  19. Lemon and sprinkling of sugar - can't beat it!

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  20. OJ and sugar for me!

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  21. Abigail Edkins3 March 2014 at 21:30

    chocolate spread and mini marshmallows

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  22. golden syrup

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  23. Maple Syruo

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  24. Kate Aspinall McGlynn3 March 2014 at 21:34

    nutella and strawberries

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  25. chocolate spread

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  26. Edward Guerreiro3 March 2014 at 21:37

    I would have to go with lemon and sugar (There are many people giving this prize away, so I have answered this question, at least, 10 time. I feel more boring every time I answer. I need to try some other toppings)

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  27. Maple syrup and bacon - yum!

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  28. lemon and sugar

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  29. Christine Caple3 March 2014 at 22:29

    Lemon and sugar

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  30. Maple syrup - maybe with some crispy bacon on the side!

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  31. I love banana, straberries and Nutella :)

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  32. maple syrup

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  33. Lemon Juice and Sugar

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  34. for
    me it has to be lemon juice and castor sugar

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  35. Natalie Osborne Thomason4 March 2014 at 00:05

    icecream.

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  36. Caramelised bananas i suppose..

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  37. sugar and lemon juice

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  38. Lemon juice and sugar.

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  39. Lemon and sugar :D

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  40. Strawberries with chcolate sauce

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  41. Sugar and Lemon or Blueberries and Cream

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  42. Maria Jessica Apalin4 March 2014 at 06:47

    Maple syruppp and lots and lots of butter. YUM.

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  43. strawberries and cream

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  44. lemon adn sugar please

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  45. i love honey its so yummy

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  46. banana and nutella :D

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  47. My favourite topping is lemon juice and sugar

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  48. Kelli Flanagan4 March 2014 at 10:56

    Lemon juice & sugar

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  49. maple syrup

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  50. Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid4 March 2014 at 11:20

    lemon juice and sugar

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  51. Maple Syrup

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  52. Bananas and Nutella!x

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  53. Michelle Smith4 March 2014 at 12:08

    Bananas and cheese

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  54. Plain pancakes with maple syrup and veggie bacon is my favourite.

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  55. lemon and sugar

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  56. sugar and lemon :) x

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  57. Paula Burnside4 March 2014 at 13:23

    I love Nutella and squirty cream

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  58. my favourite is the plain and simple - lemon and sugar x

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  59. lindsey stuart4 March 2014 at 13:51

    I love my mums homemade bramble jelly with some homemade vanilla icecream yummyyyy

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  60. Oooo lemon and sugar

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  61. creme fraiche and berries with a drizzle of honey

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  62. I love gravy granules sprinkled on mine... I know that sounds crazy but trust me! Try it! :) Jen xx
    www.kitsch-n-sync.com

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  63. Ice cream and chocolate sauce!

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  64. nutella & bananas always!

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  65. love maple syrup

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  66. Chocolate sauce

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  67. Banana, whipped cream and honey

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  68. Lemon and maple syrup

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  69. lemon and sugar

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  70. sugar and lemon

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  71. I love lemon and sugar

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  72. Rachie Littleme4 March 2014 at 22:35

    Golden syrup for me. :-)

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  73. lemon juice on it's own

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  74. Savory grates cheese and onion , Sweet Golden Syrup

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  75. Maple syrup and blueberries!

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  76. Susan Joyce Rogers5 March 2014 at 10:35

    The traditional lemon or orange juice and sugar

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  77. Saran Benjamin5 March 2014 at 10:54

    Clotted cream and syrup

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  78. Blueberries and maple syrup

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  79. Homemade mars bar sauce.. had it last night, was amazing!

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  80. ice cream and berries x

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  81. Lemon juice and brown sugar

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  82. stephen holman5 March 2014 at 19:10

    i normally just go for lemon juice and sugar but tried nutella this year and it was yummy!!

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  83. I love honey on mine.

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  84. ice cream and maple syrup

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  85. I like good old lemon and sugar.

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  86. Just like lemon and sugar the most

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  87. plain and simple - lemon juice and sugar

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  88. chopped banana and chocolate sauce :)

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  89. Lemon and sugar I'm a simple girl at heart

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  90. Lemon and sugar

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  91. christina brown6 March 2014 at 15:00

    sugar, cinnamon and a squeeze of orange juice :)

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  92. Andrew Halliwell6 March 2014 at 15:03

    chocolate

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  93. Chocolate and Raisins :)

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  94. chocolate spread

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  95. caremalised banana's

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  96. I'm a traditionalist and it has to be sugar and lemon for me! I will allow a dash of cream, if there's some to hand but I'm perfectly happy with plain old sugar and lemon.

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  97. My favourite is maple syrup but I like nutella too!

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  98. Lemon juice and sugar

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  99. Laura Pritchard6 March 2014 at 19:13

    Nutella & banana

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  100. your recipe is very similar to my fave filling which is banana, maple syrup and ice cream!

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  101. Sugar, raspberries and lemon!

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  102. sugar lemon and sliced banana is lush

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  103. Banana and chocolate sauce. x

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  104. Maple Syrup, simple but amazing

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  105. cream and chocolate sauce

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  106. Banana, vanilla ice cream and chocolate flakes

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  107. Mexican Chilli

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  108. banana and choc ice cream

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  109. Stephanie Whitehouse,7 March 2014 at 09:11

    Nothing beats traditional lemon and sugar

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  110. Lorraine Stone7 March 2014 at 09:19

    Nutella,new to me this year. Lovely

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  111. mine is chocolate spread with sliced banana on top

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  112. Sarah Ridgeway7 March 2014 at 10:41

    We had melted chocolate and vanilla icecream this year.

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  113. classic lemon juice and sugar :)

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  114. Sophie Louise Buckle7 March 2014 at 12:03

    I love lemon and sugar boring i know lol

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  115. Classic lemon and sugar! mmmm

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  116. I love cinnamon sugar :)

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  117. I love lemon and brown sugar

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  118. I love mine covered in butter with bacon

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  119. fairyprincess797 March 2014 at 12:56

    I like it simple - just lemon and sugar please!

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  120. I like blueberry jam on top :)

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  121. Rachael Jones Mann7 March 2014 at 13:17

    My Fav topping is warm toffee sauce , with sliced banana and mini fudge chunks

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  122. Chocolate pancakes with butterscotch icecream are delicious

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  123. Claire Wilkinson7 March 2014 at 13:27

    golden syrup, sugar & lemon juice

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  124. Samantha Atherton7 March 2014 at 13:46

    syrup

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  125. Webster Angela7 March 2014 at 13:50

    I love traditional Lemon & Sugar

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  126. Leon & sugar, traditional but a winner

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  127. justine powell7 March 2014 at 16:28

    honey on mine

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  128. lemon and sugar

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  129. Judi Watson-Jones7 March 2014 at 16:40

    Lemon & Sugar

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  130. sugar and lemon - I'm old skool!!

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  131. chocolate spread

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  132. Freshly squeezed Lemon and Sugar

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  133. Golden Syrup

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  134. my fave is honey and golden caster sugar

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  135. traditional Lemon and sugar

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  136. my fave pancake topping is a tie between the classic lemon and sugar and nutella!

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  137. Strawberry jam

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  138. Cinnamon and sugar with a squeeze of lemon, perfick

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  139. Donna Gilligan7 March 2014 at 19:16

    Banana's and chocolate buttons

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  140. Caitlin Wallis7 March 2014 at 19:51

    Good old lemon & sugar for me :)

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  141. lemon and sugar

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  142. Ice cream and chocolate sauce :)

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  143. Caroline bellamy7 March 2014 at 20:07

    classic and simple - lemon and sugar

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  144. Traditional for me lemon & sugar.

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  145. I love lemon juice and sugar best :)

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  146. Ellen Stafford7 March 2014 at 20:18

    I love maple syrup

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  147. Poached apple and cinnamon

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  148. bananas, syrup n flaked almonds

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  149. Jennifer Deavall7 March 2014 at 20:47

    It's my new favourite for this year - rhubarb, banana and fruit coulis!

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  150. I like to keep it sweet with strawberries and chocolate.


    @smeethsaysfashn

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  151. Banana and syrup.

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  152. Maple syrup, pure and simple! xx

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  153. Simple lemon and sugar

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  154. We had icecream and golden syrup this year and it was the best ever!

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  155. Kristy Leanne Brown7 March 2014 at 21:38

    Banana's, choc sprinkles and mint choc chip ice cream

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  156. Lemon and sugar

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  157. White chocolate & raspberries! :)

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  158. Golden syrup, sugar and lemon juice x

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  159. Patricia Avery7 March 2014 at 22:34

    Spread with Golden Syrup, rolled, then sprinkled with sugar and lemon juice :)

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  160. Nutella with marshmallows is lush!

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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  161. Lemon juice and sugar - boring but fab!

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  162. Nutella, chopped strawberries and squirty cream! its lush! :)

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  163. Lemon Juice and Sugar

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  164. I love them with bacon and maple syrup

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  165. Maple Syrup for me

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  166. I love honey and crushed almonds

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  167. Nutella and vanilla ice cream

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  168. lemon and sugar

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  169. I love banana and honey

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  170. trevor linvell8 March 2014 at 08:27

    just plain suger

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  171. Maple syrup is my favourite!

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  172. ice cream and choc sauce

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  173. My name is Vikki8 March 2014 at 09:58

    Banana is my favourite
    @CompyVix

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  174. lemon and sugar for me .

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  175. Bacon and Maple Syrup with lbuttermilk pancakes

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  176. Emily Hutchinson8 March 2014 at 11:12

    I love stewed apple, cinnamon and creme fraiche.

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  177. Mrs Broomfield8 March 2014 at 13:09

    Maple syrup

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  178. lemon and syrup

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  179. Lemon juice and sugar - this faithful combo is the tastiest of the lot! :)

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  180. Apple sauce and cream

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  181. Alice Beaumont8 March 2014 at 15:38

    Nutella and bananas!

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