When you think of pancakes, your initial thought might be related to breakfast, or perhaps an indulgent dessert stacked and dripping with syrup, cool whip, or ice cream. Well, we're here to show you there's so much more to it. Embrace the variety of pancakes both sweet and savoury, inspired by cultures and ingredients from all around the world fit for any time of the day!
Whether it's German potato pancakes, French savoury crepes, Italian cannelloni, or good old American breakfast pancakes, just about every corner of the world has their own take on these delightful treats. To help you navigate through a world of flavours, check out our list of Dublin's most interesting pancakes fit for any meal of the day.
1. Roast Butternut Squash, Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni - Peperina
An Italian speciality and savoury, rolled-up version of a classic pancake, cannelloni serves as the perfect example of the diversity of this dish and just how far outside the box some cuisines have taken their version of a simple flat pancake. In its essence, cannelloni is a thin soft pancake stuffed with your choice of Italian-inspired ingredients, stacked together and smothered in a variety of classic sauces and baked to make an al forno-style dish. At Peperina you can enjoy a beautiful rendition of the classic cannelloni dish with their Roasted Butternut Squash, Spinach & Ricotta filled pancakes. Delicately stacked and smothered in homemade pomodoro sauce topped with a slightly charred layer of mozzarella, this pancake dish is one for the books! A true Italian classic, keep the Cannelloni in mind the next time your craving a savoury pancake for lunch.
2. Flourless Breakfast Pancakes - Staple Foods
Let's bring things back to basics and discuss the most common and favoured pancake there is: the breakfast pancake. There's no better way to start a weekend morning than with a layer of fluffy pancakes topped with fruits and your favourite sweet additions. However, for those keeping an eye on the scale, pancakes are often not a guilty-free option. It's time to enjoy both a healthy breakfast and the splendour of pancakes with the health-conscious recipe found at Staple Foods. Their flourless pancakes use the brilliant binding powers of the banana to form the basis of these incredible treats! Ditch the carbs and enjoy a sinfully sweet and perfectly diet-friendly pancake at Staple Foods! With your choice of fresh toppings including Greek yoghurt, mango and berry compote, peanut butter, natural honey, or if you want to live a little on the wild side, drown those puppies in real maple syrup!
3. La Norvégienne - Le Petit Breton
A hop, skip, and a jump away is Europe's land of romance and exquisite French cuisine. The French have made quite a diverse addition to the pancake family with their delicate and world-famous crepes. Prepared for any meal of the day, these versatile sheets are as good sweet as they are savoury. For a chance to try a real, authentic example of a savoury pancake, check out Le Petit Breton's list of speciality crepes. The Norvégienne, in particular, is well suited for a light and healthy brunch, served with the highest quality of Kenmare selected smoked salmon generously topped with crème fraiche, chives, a squeeze of fresh lemon and accompanied by a fresh selection of mixed greens.
4. Irish Buttermilk Pancakes - The Cake Café
As diverse as it is, the pancake family has certainly made a home among good old Irish traditions in the form of Irish buttermilk pancakes. Fluffy, golden, and stacked to the ceiling, these pancakes are a classic choice for dessert lovers across the nation! If you're nostalgic for Nan's famous stack, you absolutely need to try The Cake Café's selection of traditional Irish Buttermilk Pancakes served with your choice of citrus curd with banana or poached fruits and hazelnuts. You can't go wrong when it comes to homemade comfort food you know and love!
Whether you're craving a sweet start to your day or you're on a quest to discover the ultimate savoury pancake, Deliveroo is here to bring it to your door!