Ben’s Canteen Pancake Recipe

Bloody Bens was borne out of Ben’s Canteen. The Canteen was famous for Brunch and to complete the experience we needed to create a banging Bloody Mary which, after much experimentation, we absolutely nailed. The secret was the Spice Mix. Then customers started asking us to bottle it, and just before Christmas 2017, Bloody Bens was created.

Sadly the Canteen is no more, following the two years or so after the Brexit referendum, footfall began to reduce, spend went down and costs went up and up, so eventually, like so many other shops and restaurants, the business couldn’t carry on. However, the silver lining is that Bloody Bens continues!

The other day, we were going through the Canteen archives and came across some old recipes, so we thought we’d share them with you. Please note, these are chef specs rather than more precise home cooking notes, so bear that in mind, especially when you’re yearning for a bit more detail.

This is the spec for the Ben’s Canteen Pancakes, these are very much American style Pancakes and very much for those with a sweet tooth. This was possibly the most Instagrammed dish that ever came onto the Canteeno menu and now you can get the perfect pic for your Gram from the comfort of your own home.


Banana Pancakes

  • 3 x 75g pancakes
  • 1 x Banana
  • 25g Blueberries
  • 10g Meringue Nest (smash it into pieces)
  • 20g Crushed Honeycomb (think the inside of a Crunchie bar rather than the posh stuff, although you can of course try using that)
  • 20g Caramel Sauce
  • 35g Maple Mascarpone
  • 4 x Viola Flower

Pancake Mix

  • 540g Pain Flour
  • 135g Caster Sugar
  • 4 x Eggs
  • 500ml Milk
  • 150g Melted Butter
  • 20g Baking Powder
  • 5g Table Salt



  • Pour Pancake mix onto Plancha (as you’re probably not cooking this in a professional kitchen, a frying pan will do the trick), on a medium heat and cook evenly on both sides.
  • Create 3 Pancakes.
  • Slice Banana into four and place flat side and grill until caramelised.
  • Place your Pancakes onto a plate and top with the Banana, Meringue, Honeycomb and Caramel Sauce.
  • Be fancy and try doing a Quenelle of Maple Mascarpone and place it in the centre of the Pancakes.
  • Garnish with Blueberries, more Caramel Sauce, Icing Sugar and Viola Flowers

Pancake Mix

  • Add all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine.
  • Add in Eggs, Milk, Butter and whisk until the lumps are removed.
  • Place in a squeezey bottle and you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of days meaning you’re never far from your next Pancake fix.