[AD] Strawberries and Cream Pancake Party Platter: A fun way to serve pancakes for the whole family – make a batch of crepe style pancakes, and then arrange all the “fixings” on a large platter, board or tray. I used Bonne Maman Strawberry Conserve, along with clotted cream, fresh strawberries and bananas, naturally flavoured and coloured “hundreds and thousands” sprinkles and chocolate vermicelli.
Colour your Crêpe
Welcome to February! I don’t know about you, but January seemed like such a long month, but finally February is here, and there’s so much to look forward to on the culinary front, including Valentine’s day and Pancake Day. My first recipe for February is a fabulously indulgent one, but is easy to make and prepare, Strawberries and Cream Pancake Party Platter. As part of my new creative collaboration with Bonne Maman, I will be sharing lots of new and delicious pancake ideas as part of their “Colour your Crêpe” activity. And, there’s a WONDERFUL opportunity for all my readers to Win a Delicious Luxury Weekend in Brittany with Bonne Maman – more about that later on this post.
I love Pancakes, and look forward to Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) with anticipation. Although I make pancakes all year round, there’s that feeling of enjoying them more on a day designated to just eating pancakes! Today’s recipe idea for Strawberries and Cream Pancake Party Platter is huge fun, and, the children can help you prepare the platter too, making it a fabulous family activity. There’s something about a sharing platter that makes dining so much more immersive, and this recipe idea is just the way for all the family to sit down and enjoy pancake day this year.
And, it’s not just pancake day (as in Shrove Tuesday) that you offers you to opportunity to enjoy a plate of pancakes, there’s the French celebration of La Chandeleur, which falls on the 2nd February (Candlemas day) that celebrates the eating of pancakes, or should I say Crêpes. As regular readers know, I lived in France for over 18 years, and we always celebrated La Chandeleur, as well as British pancake day. So, what better way is there to colour your crêpe, than serve Bonne Maman conserves with your pancakes this year.
Although I make my own preserves, as a way to preserve the seasons, Bonne Maman conserves are always on my table, for us as a family and for my B and B guests too. It’s because of their high fruit content, the way they are made with good quality fresh fruit which adds to the texture and vibrant colour, as well as the fact that they actually taste like homemade jam. And oh yes, I LOVE the jars they come in, which I keep for my own jams and marmalade, as well as using them as vases for wild flowers and storage jars for all manner of things……from buttons and threads to flour, sugar and baking ingredients such as hundreds and thousands (sprinkles). The Bonne Maman website has a fabulous page where you can be inspired how to use your jars here: Be Inspired
I hope you enjoy my new Bonne Maman recipe for Strawberries and Cream Pancake Party Platter today, which really is a fun way to serve pancakes for the whole family. Just make a batch of crepe style pancakes, I have a recipe here, Basic Pancake Batter, and then arrange all the “fixings” on a large platter, board or tray. I used Bonne Maman Strawberry Conserve, along with clotted cream, fresh strawberries and bananas, naturally flavoured and coloured “hundreds and thousands” sprinkles and chocolate vermicelli. The recipe ideas is shared below in a very swish printable recipe card, along with the details how you can Win a Delicious Luxury Weekend in Brittany with Bonne Maman! PLEASE DO let me know if you plan on making these pancakes, and how you all enjoyed them if you did, see you tomorrow with some La Chandeleur recipe ideas, as well as a new sourdough bread recipe, Karen
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- 125g plain flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 medium egg
- 300ml milk
- 25g melted butter
1. Mix flour and salt in a basin, make a hollow in the centre and drop in the egg. Stir with a wooden spoon and add the milk gradually, until all the flour is worked in.
2. Beat well and add remaining milk and the melted butter.
3. The consistency should be like single cream.
4. Cooking: For each pancake, heat a small amount of butter in a frying pan. When it begins to smoke, stir the batter and pour approximately 3 tablespoons into the frying pan. When golden brown underneath, turn and cook other side.
5. Serving: Turn out on greaseproof paper, sprinkle with sugar and roll up or fold into quarters. Place on a hot dish and serve immediately with honey, jam, syrup, lemon or orange juice.
6. Pancakes keep well in the refrigerator and can be frozen.
Can be made ahead of time.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Pancakes Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 107Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 30mgSodium 65mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 4g
- 1 x batch of pancakes/crepes
- 1 x jar Bonne Maman Strawberry conserve
- 1 x punnet fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced (about 250g)
- 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
- Naturally flavoured and coloured "hundreds and thousands" sprinkles
- Chocolate vermicelli
- Clotted cream, or thick double cream
- Keep the pancakes warm whilst you prepare and assemble the pancake platter.
- Arrange the chopped strawberries, bananas, sprinkles and cream on a platter, tray or board.
- Place the pancakes on the platter, tray or board. Add the jar of strawberry conserve, lid removed, with a spoon.
- Place the pancake platter in the middle of the table and allow everyone to assemble their own pancake creation!
One batch of pancake/crepe batter will yield about 8 to 12 pancakes, allow 3 pancakes per person. Please note that I used naturally flavoured and coloured "hundreds and thousands" sprinkles.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 115Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 20mgSodium 40mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 3g
Win a Delicious Luxury Weekend in Brittany with Bonne Maman!
To celebrate La Chandeleur and Pancake Day Bonne Maman is delighted to offer one lucky winner and guest a luxurious four night stay at the beautiful 5* Hotel Le Château d’Apigné in Brittany – the home of French crêpes. Set in charming gardens just outside Rennes, the capital of Brittany, Le Château is a perfect venue for exploring this gastronomic region of France.
The lucky prize winner will enjoy a luxurious break for two in Brittany, staying at the 5* Chateau d’Apigné worth up to £1,500. Breakfast is included each morning as well as one dinner in Le Chateau’s gastronomic restaurant Les Tourelles, along with return flights from the UK to Rennes Brittany plus car hire throughout. They will also receive a Bonne Maman Colour Your Crêpe hamper.
To support truly inspirational crêpe making this year, nine other winners will receive a delectable Colour Your Crêpe hamper including a selection of Bonne Maman conserves, marmalades and compotes, kitchen accessories such as a Bonne Maman storage jar, tea-towel and apron as well as a copy of the Bonne Maman: Breakfast Savoir-faire cookery book.
The winner of the trip will be drawn on the 2nd of March 2020 with a total of nine other winners being drawn to win the Colour Your Crêpe hampers on three separate Fridays during the promotional period – Friday 7th February, Friday 14th February and Friday 21st February. These nine winners will also remain in the main prize draw on 2nd March.
To find out more please see the