Pancake Day falls on February 17 and we've been scouring our glorious recipe archives to find the best recipes around. Here’s 5 ideas, old and new:

Sometimes simple is best. Our Basic Pancake recipe is perfect for beginners or for those cooking with children. Just add a dash of Schwartz Sea Salt or drizzle of lemon and sugar for yumminess in an instant.

Pancakes aren't just for dessert! If you fancy a savoury option, our Cheesy Bacon Pancakes are marvellously moreish, combining mushrooms and a rich Cheddar cheese sauce.

Looking to impress someone? These tasty Crepes Florentino make a great main course as they contain Schwartz Italian Seasoning and healthy spinach.

Chocolate makes most things better in life, including pancakes. You don't need any more reasons to try these Pancakes with Orange and Chocolate Sauce.

Indulge your sweet tooth with our American Raspberry Pancakes recipe. The delicious combination of raspberries and Vanilla seeds make these pancakes extra special.

At Schwartz, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite pancake recipes and topping ideas which you can enjoy throughout the year. This is how to make pancakes, Schwartz style!

Savoury Pancake Toppings

Tomato and mushroom

Try frying a handful of sliced mushrooms and couple of chopped shallots with a little Schwartz Garlic Cooking Paste for 4-5 minutes. Add a handful of sliced cherry tomatoes, sprinkle with Schwartz Basil and add a splash of double cream. Heat through, then use as a filling for pancakes. To make them extra special roll pancakes around filling, place in an oven proof dish, sprinkle with cheese and place under a pre-heated grill until golden.

Ham Spinach & Cheese

Try wilting a couple of large handfuls of spinach in a pan with few sliced spring onions. Squeeze off any excessive moisture, turn heat down and add 250g cream cheese and 250g cooked diced ham. Add a pinch of Schwartz Nutmeg and season to taste with Schwartz Sea Salt and Black Pepper. Fill pancakes and enjoy!

Sweet Pancake Toppings

Butterscotch and Ginger Sauce for pancakes

Try making a delicious butterscotch sauce for pancakes. Simply melt 25g butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, add 100g brown sugar and cook for 3-4 minutes until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and add 125g double cream along with ½ tsp Schwartz Ginger Ground. Return to heat and heat through, serve over pancakes with vanilla ice cream

Charred Orange, Black rum and Allspice pancakes

Make a delicious sweet sauce for pancakes by placing 75g granulated sugar and a splash of orange juice in a pan and heat until it starts to caramelise. Add 75ml more orange juice, 2 tbs black rum, a pinch of Schwartz Allspice and 3 tbs of butter and heat for a further 2-3 minutes until smooth. Pour over pancakes and garnish with charred orange segments made by placing segments on a baking tray, topping with sugar and placing under a hot grill until lightly charred.

Mixed berries and Cinnamon

To make a simple fruity sauce to go with your pancakes place 450g mixed frozen berries, 100g caster sugar, ¼ tsp Schwartz Cinnamon Ground and a splash of water in a sauce pan. Heat for around 15 minutes until thick and syrupy. Serve with pancakes and whipped cream.

Basil, chocolate and passion fruit

Try making a delicious passion fruit cream filling for pancakes by beating together 125g mascarpone cheese, the juice of 2 passion fruit 2 tbs caster sugar and the seeds from a Schwartz vanilla pod. Finish pancakes by drizzling with a chocolate and Basil sauce made by melting 125g chocolate, 50ml whipping cream and 1 tsp Schwartz Basil in a pan. Stir in 2 tbs golden syrup and 25g butter at the end to give a glossy sauce.