Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is the best excuse to enjoy piles of fluffy round pancakes. It’s worth remembering that Shrove Tuesday marks the day before the begining of Lent when it’s traditional for Christians to use up foods like butter, eggs & sugar before the long fasting period starts.

There are endless variations for pancake recipes but we’ve chosen to go with a classic fail-proof one that makes perfectly light, pillowy little stacks, using olive oil instead of butter.

Serve them while still hot with fresh berries and a generous drizzle of Greek Pine & Fir Tree Honey or with mascarpone & date molasses for a deep treacly-caramel sweetness.


1 large egg

250 g plain flour

250 ml milk / almond milk works here too

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp caster sugar

A splash of vanilla essence

To serve

Mix of berries

Odysea Date Molasses

Odysea Greek Honey


  1. First mix the dry ingredients: in a large bowl, sift the flour, add the salt, sugar and baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together: whisk the eggs with the milk, adding a splash of vanilla essence and the olive oil.
  3. Incorporate the liquid mixture in the large bowl of flour.
  4. To cook, heat up a nonstick medium sized frying pan. Use a ladle to scoop out the batter and cook the pancakes on medium heat for approx. 1 minute on each side.
  5. Serve hot with fresh berries, honey or rich date syrup.

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