Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver and more share chef-approved pancake recipes

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What pancakes will you be making today? (Getty)
What pancakes will you be making today? (Getty)

One of our favourite days of the year - Pancake Day - is officially here.

Set on Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day is the traditional feast before the first day of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, which is why in 2021 it is being marked today, 16 February.

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Historically, Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before Lent began, which is how Pancake Day came to be.

Even the Royal Family is celebrating Pancake Day this year, with @theroyalfamily Instagram account posting the pancake recipes the Royal Chefs have suggested making today.

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These include jam and cream pancakes, classic lemon and sugar pancakes, as well as savoury ham, leek and cheese pancakes.

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Top chefs have also revealed their go-to Pancake Day recipes as well - including Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. Read on to see our favourite chef-approved pancakes to make today.

Nigella Lawson

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The beloved chef says while she loves a classic lemon and sugar crepe-style pancake, this year she’s recommending her American Breakfast Pancakes to start your day off with a sugar hit.

You can find the full recipe here.

Jamie Oliver

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For the time-pressed, the TV chef has revealed four different ways to make one-cup pancakes. In an Instagram video, Oliver shows how to make thick and fluffy pancakes, wicked waffles, pancake sandwiches and classic crepes in a cup - perfect for when you want smaller portions.

Gordon Ramsay

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Ramsay has also taken to Instagram to show exactly how to make classic crepe-style pancakes - and how to flip them. His toppings of choice are strawberries and lemon topped with honey.

Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

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The Hemsley sisters recommend using ragi in your pancakes. Ragi is a gluten-free whole grain that’s a staple in South India. The result is malty, three ingredient vegan delights - topped with blueberries, of course.

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Pastry chef, Ravneet Gill has shared her crepe recipe on Instagram, topped with caramelised peaches and a healthy dollop of cream.

Emma Hatcher

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For those following a low-FODMAP diet, Emma Hatcher of @shecanteatwhat has shared her low-FODMAP pancakes with pineapple and papaya compote and cardamom yoghurt.

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