Pancake Tuesday!!!! The perfect excuse to put yourself in a food coma by eating excessive mountains of pancakes filled with everything your heart desires. Did you know the Romans invented the pancake? They were called Alita Dolcia and they added spices instead of nutella, maple syrup, strawberries and bananas. Thankyou Romans!
But I will confess, making pancakes is something I completely suck at! Between it sticking to the pan to a row of failure flips and scraping it off the floor. I don't know what it is but pancake making seems to get the better of me everytime.
So this year instead of another failed attempt, I rounded up the girls and headed to one of London's famous pancake houses My Old Dutch.
First opening its doors in 1958, My Old Dutch is one of London's and honestly the only pancake house I know worth mentioning.
And I think the rest of Chelsea Fulham agreed!
To be fair we didn't wait long and druelling at everyone's pancakes through the windows you knew it was worth having a little patience.
Yes we were very much eating with our eyes not our stomachs, but who cares its what Pancake Tuesday is all about.
B went for a savoury option, my old dutch. Smoked bacon, chicken, ham, sweet pepper, mushrooms, sweetcorn lathered in melted cheese. I had to try some and did have a little food envy, I have never tried a savory crepe before and I can honestly say I prefer it a million times over an omellette.
Queen B was very pleased with her choice (Queen B yes that will stick hehe)
G went for a pancake stack with butterscotch, strawberries and chocolate sprinkles.
The best bit about chosing your pancake is that you can add whatever you want.
I went completely OTT (Over the top)
Stacked pancakes surrounded by strawberries and bananas cooled off with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and a dribbling of hot chocolate sauce.
Just look at those layerrrrrs.
G my fellow Irish Fulham girl went for a more traditional option, lemon and sugar with a little trio of ice cream
We barely took a break for a quick snap
We crawled home having succesfully sent ourselves into food comas for the rest of the evening.
Now for those Lent Challenges, I have actually given up fizzy drinks 3 weeks ago and will continue to do so maybe even passed Lent. But good luck and thanks My Old Dutch for a great girly Pancake Tuesday!