Shrove Tuesday, a moveable feast of pancakes and sins.


  • 1 cup of wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 free-range egg
  • A knob of butter
  • Blueberries
  • Ricotta
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • A lemon
  • Walnut pieces

Mix the flour, milk and egg and whisk well to create the pancake batter. Melt the butter in a pan, and use a ladle to spoon small round pancakes into it. Let them fry for a few moments on either side, or until lightly toasted.

Keep the pancakes on a plate in the oven under a low heat while you cook the rest of the batter. Mix ricotta and honey in a bowl, adjusting the amounts until you reach a thick consistency with the desired sweetness. Add a touch of cinnamon to taste.

Arrange the pancakes on a plate and spread with the ricotta honey spread. Top with blueberries, walnut pieces, a hint of lemon juice and a drizzle of honey.