Pancake Day has gone rogue!

So… who else thinks Pancake Day has gone rogue this year?! We sat patiently in February, waiting for this yummy day to come around, except, it didn’t…leaving us craving for our annual sugar, lemon and syrup overdose.

The question is, why is it so late? Well, I’m afraid we only have the moon to blame for it this year. Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon on or after 21st March, it’s all to do with the Lunar calendar. Pancake Day – the start of lent – is always determined by Easter and is exactly 47 days before! Did you know that?!

Well, now that it has finally is here – eeeeeeeeeeeeee – we can start rummaging through the fridge for that out of date squeezy lemon juice, unstick from the shelf that stupidly sticky syrup jar (seriously, there is more on the outside than the inside! How does this even happen?!) and (*cough) go out and buy the 3rd Nutella jar of the year… What??! It was not our fault that it was staring at us throughout February…it’s the moons fault… we are only human here at UTSf HQ.



Question is, what is the best combination? We thought we had heard it all until our fav pancake stand last year opened our eyes. Who are we talking about? Well of course… Hanky Panky Pancakes, who we are super pleased to have once again for 2019! We simply couldn’t get enough of them last year, and even though we ate them every day, we still didn’t get to try all the combinations.



The one thing we loved about this stand is that you could find yourself in the queue for each meal of the day if you wanted. Not only serving just sweet, they also serve mouth-watering gourmet savoury options and brekkie delights too.

We caught up with Rekha, owner of Hanky Panky Pancakes in Chester (where they have their very own pancake house) to find out about their latest travels to India…



“We have always loved dosa which is a type of pancake or crèpe originating from the Indian subcontinent, made from a fermented batter. It is somewhat similar to a crepe in appearance. It’s main ingredients are rice and black gram ground together in a fine, smooth batter, with a dash of salt.”

Rekha goes onto to say, “Our recent trip to India has inspired lots of wonderful new ideas. A light Indian pancake made with rice and lentil flour is the perfect way to start the day. We will also be serving our dosa with Masala potatoes and raita, with an option for a sambar or chick pea curry to add a little extra sauce. And of course there will also be our sweet options too!”



Rekha and Stephen cater to pretty much each dietary requirement, whether it be dairy free or vegan pancakes, they do the lot. Not to mention, they have a boozy pancake menu called ‘Panctails’. Eeeeeeeek!!!!! This sounds amazing! To try this, why not venture to Hanky Panky Pancakes in Chester. The great thing is that they are open all year! Boom!

We are ‘flippin’ excited about their return! Not long to go… Have you go your tickets!?


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