Monday, 15 February 2016

Cadbury Creme Egg Pancakes


You are either going to love these or hate these. Social media reaction to them ranged from "Far too sweet for me", "Yuk, no, just no!!!", "Why would you even do that!!!" to "OMG!!! Touched by Genius", "So weird, so good!", "I need these in my life" and one of my favourites, "I'd be scared to try these incase I really liked them".  Cream Egg Bakes seem to have become a 'thing' in recent years and I've watched my fellow food bloggers create some real masterpieces incorporating them. Time for me to jump on the bandwagon. I actually wrote off my first attempt at Creme Egg Pancakes as a complete failure and lost cause as I thought they looked rather ugly. Social media said otherwise (most likes ever on on of my instagram photos) so I've tweaked the method a bit, made a second batch and here they are in all their glory.




When I shared them on Facebook I used the phrase "When Pancake Day and Easter collide you get Creme Egg Pancakes!" I'd just like to clarify that of course I meant metaphorically speaking. Those who berated the wording as being daft, ignorant and stupid can now get down off their soapboxes. I do know that they can never actually collide and the the 40 day period in between is indeed known as Lent. And before anyone comments that the recipe says to cook on a girdle as opposed to a griddle, in Scotland that really is the correct word. You can use a frying pan, griddle or girdle. Now I'll get down off my soapbox ;-)

GIRDLE, n. A met. form of Eng. griddle, a circular iron plate with hooped handle, suspended or placed over the fire and used for baking scones, oat-cakes, etc.





Creme Egg Pancakes



3 Cadbury Creme Eggs

125g Self Raising Flour

1 Tsp Baking Powder

2 Tbsp Caster Sugar

1 Free Range Egg - beaten

aprox 100ml Milk

Oil or Butter to grease



Freeze the Creme Eggs for an hour then use a serrated knife to cut them into thin slices. (The ends of the eggs are the chef's perk!)

Places the slices on a sheet of greaseproof paper and return to the freezer whilst you make the pancake batter. 

Sieve together the dry ingredients and make a well. Add beaten egg and mix. Gradually add milk whisking well until you reach a dropping consistency. You may need slighlty more or less depending on your flour and the size of your egg.

Preheat a girdle or frying pan on the hob and grease with butter or oil

Spoon on the batter to the desired size and place a creme egg slice on top. 
Once the pancake starts to bubble turn over with a palette knife to cook the other side. 
Don't eat straight off the girdle as the creme egg will be like molten lava. Seriously HOT!


If you're a Creme Egg fan there are selection of fab recipes below from fellow food bloggers which also feature the iconic Easter treat. How do you eat yours?




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39 comments :

  1. I absolutely love this idea! Proper indulgent pancakes. Perfect for Easter weekend :)

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    1. Indulgent is definitely the right word for these!

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  2. Fabulous twist on pancakes with eggs!!

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    1. You definitely need eggs to make pancakes. Whether the need to be chocolate is a whole other matter!

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  3. These look amazing. I love pancakes and I love Creme Eggs :-)

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  4. Such a creative idea! I can imagine kids going crazy over these :D

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  5. These are pure genius. First your bacon in pancakes...now creme eggs in pancakes! What will you do next? :D

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  6. Wowzers, these are fabulous Claire. Despite finding creme eggs too sweet, I still can't resist them. I so very much want to try them your way :D

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    1. As long as you stick to one pancake these are not too sweet as there's only a slice of egg in each.

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  7. What an innovative way to use cadburys cream eggs.

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    1. Thanks Nayna! So difficult to come up with something that hasn't been done before. I certainly couldn't find any other Creme Egg Pancakes out there.

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  8. I need these tomorrow morning!! Well, it is half term here... Can't wait to try them. Thanks for including my recipe.

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    1. It's half term here too so I reckon that's as good an excuse as any to indulge.

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  9. Wow! Great idea, they sound brilliant :-) #CookBlogShare,
    Angela x

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    1. Thanks Angela. Its not often I have brilliant ideas!

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  10. looking good! I have just ordered half a dozen in a hope to make my OH a birthday cake with them. They need to last a few days with me and the boys....
    it may be a plain cake! #cookblogshare

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    1. I think I'd actually struggle to eat a whole one these days but a mini one or a slice of one in a pancake I can definitely manage. Good luck with the birthday cake!

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  11. We like pancakes, we like creme eggs - so we are all over this one Claire.

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  12. What a fabulous idea! Although I'm not a fan of cream eggs I can imagine making these with caramel eggs for an Easter treat

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    1. Now you say it I think they might be even better with Caramel Eggs!

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  13. That's such a brilliant idea! I don't like crème eggs but I can see myself doing the same thing with caramel eggs. #RecipeoftheWeek

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    1. Someone else suggested doing them with Caramel Eggs and I reckon they would work equally well.

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  14. These were one my to make list but now I will have to rethink!
    They look amazing and as wonderful as I had imagined myself! x

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    1. They looked a little bit more 'rustic' that I hoped but do taste fab.

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  15. I cannot believe it is almost Easter! My son would absolutely love these pancakes! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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    1. Would you believe that Creme Eggs have been in the shops since the start of January. Easter comes early!

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  16. Oh my...these look very very good and very very naughty all at once...think I might be in the "scared to try these in case I really like them" camp. Funny how mad the blogosphere goes for creme eggs...tempted to join in :-) Eb x

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    1. Creme Egg Bakes are indeed a social media sensation and I am indeed guilty of jumping on the bandwagon!

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  17. Wow!! This is such a fabulous Easter treat. Such a clever bunny you are xx #recipeoftheweek

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    1. A clever Easter Bunny? I see what you did there! Thanks x

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  18. What an Easter treat and a great thing to do with children too

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    1. A perfect Easter Treat to make with the kids

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  19. A WONDERFUL post and such a lovely recipe too! Thanks so much for adding them to Tea Time Treats - and sorry for my later reply, but I have been away for 2 weeks! Karen

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