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Recipes for Pancake Day – with booze!

Many thanks to our friends at Aldi for these fab alcohol-infused Pancake Day recipes. Please eat responsibly!

Insta Pink Pancakes

Insta-Perfect Pink Pancakes 

Ingredients: 160g cooked beetroot, 200g The Pantry self-raising flour, 100ml milk, 1tsp The Pantry baking powder, 50ml squeezy honey, 25ml vegetable oil, 1tsp The Pantry vanilla extract, 2 large eggs and 50ml of Aldi’s McQueen Pink Gin (£19.99).

Method: Simply chop up the beetroot and put into a food processor along with the milk, oil, honey, vanilla essence, eggs and Aldi’s McQueen Pink Gin.

Blitz until smooth.

Make a well with the dry ingredients and slowly add and mix in the liquid ingredients. For each pancake, add 4tbsp into a pan and cook for one minute on each side.

‘Rise and Shine’ Boozy Brunch Espresso Pancakes

Ingredients: 150g The Pantry plain flour, 120g authentic Greek yoghurt, 2tsp Americano instant coffee, 2 large eggs, 1tsp The Pantry baking powder, pinch of salt, 50ml milk, 25ml vegetable oil, 50g The Pantry caster sugar and 50ml of Aldi’s Bellucci Amaretto (£5.99).

Aldi’s Bellucci Amaretto (£5.99)

Method: Put the flour, baking powder, coffee and salt into a bowl and mix well. In another bowl, put the yoghurt, milk, oil, eggs and Aldi’s Bellucci Amaretto and mix.

Make a well with the dry ingredients and slowly add and mix in the liquid ingredients. For each pancake, add 4tbsp into a pan and cook for a minute on each side.

Sweet Treat Vegan Cacao Caramel Pancakes

Ingredients: 130g The Pantry plain flour, 25g cacao, 2tsp The Pantry baking powder, 250ml almond drink, 35ml melted coconut oil, 35ml Specially Selected maple syrup, 1tsp vanilla essence, pinch of salt and 50ml of Aldi’s Bellucci Crème Caramel Liqueur (£4.69).

Aldi’s Bellucci Crème Caramel Liqueur (£4.69)

Method: Put the flour, cacao, baking powder and salt into a bowl and mix. In a separate bowl, add the almond drink, coconut oil, vanilla essence, maple syrup and Aldi’s Bellucci Crème Caramel Liqueur and whisk. Make a well with the dry ingredients and slowly add and mix in the liquid ingredients. For each pancake, add 4tbsp into a pan and cook for a minute on each side.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for the perfect tipple this Shrove Tuesday, Aldi’s Fairtrade Moscato Rose (£4.49) makes for a vibrant pairing with a traditional lemon and sugar pancake.

Aldi’s full range of wine, spirits and ingredients are available nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk.

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