Here's a pancake recipe for Tuesday from one of Kilkenny's top chefs

Give yourself a treat on Pancake Tuesday

Kilkenny People


Kilkenny People



Red velvet pancakes with blueberries on top

Executive Head Chef at Kilkenny's Butler House, Gerard Dunne, is bringing his delicious dishes to your kitchen with his easy to re-create recipes every week.

Love to eat but hate to cook? These yummy pancakes will be served in Butler House on Pancake Tuesday, February 13.

Red velvet pancakes




New York style chocolate pancakes meet indulgent red velvet cake in this ingenious brunch dish, stacked up with high banks orchard apple syrup, cream cheese frosting, chocolate chips and fresh blueberries.


180g self-rising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp caster sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
200ml full fat milk
3 large eggs
25g unsalted butter, melted plus extra for frying
red gel food coloring

For the toppings

100g cream cheese
4 tbsp high banks orchard apple syrup
100g chocolate chips
icing sugar, for dusting
handful of blueberries


Mix all the pancake ingredients (except the food coloring) together in a large bowl, whisk thoroughly until smooth. Now add a small amount of red food coloring and mix again. Add more coloring until the batter is a rich reddish brown. Rest batter in fridge for an hour before cooking.

Put a small knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-low heat and cook until melted and foaming. Pour 2 tbsp of the mixture into the pan and use the back of the spoon to shape it into a 8-9cm round disc. Depending on the size of your pan you may be able to get 2 or 3 pancakes to cook at the same time. Cook for 2-3 mins on the first side, then flip over and cook for another 1 min on the other.

Heat oven to its lowest setting and stack up the cooked pancakes on a baking tray to keep warm in the oven while you cook the rest. In a small bowl mix together, the cream cheese and syrup then set aside until needed. To serve, stack the pancakes with the cream cheese mixture and chocolate chips in between them then finish with a final dollop of the cream cheese, a dusting of icing sugar and a few fresh blueberries if you like.

Make sure to share your pancakes by tagging Butler House in your pictures on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.