Ainsley Harriott's foolproof pancake recipe

He’s a pro with a frying pan, and today Ainsley Harriott is showing you how to master yours.

Ainsley helps us have a delicious Pancake Day with his quick and simple recipe, but can he flip them to perfection? We’ll be putting his skills to the test as he joins Phillip and Holly in trying to beat the World Record for the highest pancake flip... a casual 31ft high!

What does your choice of pancake topping say about you?

Pancake Day is one of the most delicious and indulgent days of the year, but what’s your topping of choice, and what does it say about you? Take a look below.

Lemon and sugar

No outlandish suggestions for you. You’re reliable, humble, and resistant to change.

You love pancakes too much to mess around with all those nonsense newfangled toppings – and believe classic is always best.

Maple syrup

A rule-breaker and a trend-setter - you’re obviously the cool kid in your group.

Easily excitable and super passionate – you don’t waste your time on anything mundane or boring.


If you’re going to eat pancakes, you’re going to get straight down to business.

You like letting your hair down and having fun with friends – in fact you’re the life and soul of the party and believe life is about living it to the max.

Ice cream / sprinkles/ anything goes

No matter how old you are, you’ll always be a child at heart.

You’re super laid back and don’t like making plans, meaning you often act spontaneously.

Your life is often drama filled, but you live by the motto, ‘go hard or go home’.


You like to be set apart from the crowd and definitely don’t conform to stereotypes.

You’re open-minded, happy to take risks and will always be open to new experiences.

Most of all, you’re confident in your own skin and aren’t afraid to stick up for yourself.

Prue Leith's leek and cheddar sausage rolls

It’s a family affair in the kitchen today as we’re joined by The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith and her niece Peta.

Proving veggie doesn’t have to be boring, they’re giving the classic sausage roll a modern makeover with their delicious leek and cheddar savoury rolls.

One bite of these perfectly flaky, flavoursome rolls and you’ll be in pastry heaven!