Perfect pancakes & dreamy topping combinations

I figure this might be quite a controversial thing to say, but I've never been much of a fan of pancakes.  Once the novelty of making pancakes for dinner wears off, I've always found myself feeling distinctly underwhelmed. 

That was until I discovered Jamie Oliver's American-style pancake recipe last year. Since then I've made these pancakes semi-regularly for weekend brunches whenever I've felt like doing something fancy and they are so easy. Literally, they've never gone wrong and it's amazing. 

I've always made crepe-style pancakes on pancake day, and I daresay I'll be making some again this year as they're Harvey's preference, but you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be having some American-style pancakes for myself. It'll be an interesting one for me as I've always preferred savoury pancakes (bacon and cheese if you want details, and trust me when I say that they're insane) but I'm most looking forward to the dessert course this year. 

I've upgraded and decided to 'treat' myself to some asparagus to add to my savoury pancakes this year, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little concerned about the lack of sauce and the thicker pancake combo. If you've got any suggestions as to a sauce which would go well with bacon, cheese, asparagus and pancakes, hit a girl up, otherwise I might have to settle for creme fraiche or copious amounts of melted cheese - pretty sure I already know which I'd prefer...

Anyway, I am for sure having these chocolate chip pancakes with red berries and white chocolate for dessert. Seriously what is not to like? I just use frozen mixed berries and defrost them in the microwave so you get warm berries and that gorgeous coulis-type juice to pour all over the top. Probably increase the amount of white chocolate shavings on the pancakes though, if we're being honest, because white chocolate and berries are one of my all-time favourite flavour combinations. 

I stick to these flavours every year, because I genuinely only tend to have pancakes for dinner once a year ~ despite every year suggesting we should have them more often ~ and it got me thinking about some other combinations I'd like to try. Here are some other suggestions I like the sound of: 

Do you have a favourite combination (or two, or three!) you make every year? I would LOVE to hear some other suggestions!

Happy pancake day x

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