Gingerbread pancakes with Parma ham and maple syrup

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

10 to 30 mins


Serves 4

Major brownie points are awarded to those who go the extra mile on a Sunday and rustle up this breakfast dish. If you prefer to have the pancakes plain, then just omit the cinnamon, ground ginger, lemon zest, vanilla and sugar.

By Lorraine Pascale
From Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food


  • 225g/8oz self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch salt
  • ½ lemon, zest finely grated (optional)
  • ½ vanilla pod, or a couple of drops of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 300ml/½ pint semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 medium free-range egg
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 12 slices Parma ham or bacon

To serve

  • 100ml/3½fl oz maple syrup
  • 100ml/3½fl oz sour cream or crème fraîche

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