Pancake Day is fast approaching – Hooray!
This year, why not try making your pancakes with Filippo Berio Mild & Light Olive Oil as a substitute for butter? All the health benefits of Olive Oil but with a milder, more delicate flavour – and if you’re counting the calories we have the Mild & Light Spray! Truly perfect pancakes for all the family.
Have a go at this Traditional Pancake recipe courtesy of our in house chef Danilo. Once you’ve tasted these, you’ll never reach for the butter again!
For a pancake topping with an Italian twist try the following:
Chop bananas and mix with 2 tablespoons of Mascarpone (per banana).
Add a teaspoon of icing sugar and a drop of vanilla essence and mixwell.
Spoon into the middle of the pancakes and roll them up.
To serve, dust with icing sugar and a drizzle of golden syrup.
DID YOU KNOW the 10 days leading up to Shrove Tuesday are days of celebration and carnival in Italy. Lively and colourful -the vibrant parades of the “Carnevale” fill the streets for both young and old to enjoy! The two most famous carnivals in Italy are in Venice and Viareggio (Lucca) – home of Filippo Berio. It was traditionally a period when roles were reversed “ men and women, nobility and commoners. Today it is a time when people put their daily lives on hold to laugh at themselves, their leaders and their world.