Pancake Day heaven

Gü head chef, Fred Ponnovay, dishes up a distinctively different take on Pancake Day

Since these seriously delicious Spreads hit supermarket shelves last summer, Gü has been spread, dolloped and drizzled by chocoholics everywhere.

Created by head chef Fred Ponnavoy, and as versatile as they are delicious, these Gü Spreads have the silkiest of textures and a fluid consistency making them ideal for drizzling, dipping and using as a baking ingredient, too. Now, Fred and his team of indulgent innovators are helping you take your Pancake Day to another level with a host of mouth-watering serves, bound to tempt anyone’s taste buds.

For full on luxury, mouthful after mouthful, Gü Chocolate and Salted Caramel Spread is the first of its kind and bound to hit the spot. Smooth, sweet chocolate is perfectly balanced with rich salted caramel for a truly tantalising topping that’s bound to make your mouth water.

Crafted with the perfect balance of delicate hazelnut pieces and smooth chocolate, Gü Hazelnut & Chocolate Crunchy Spread provides the ultimate experience in both taste and texture. Generously packed with 37% hazelnuts, this is a go-to for nut lovers who want only the finest.

Gü Hazelnut & Chocolate Velvety Spread is perfect for when you want to indulge in a little bit of what you love. The exquisitely smooth chocolate flavour is intertwined with velvety roasted hazelnut, delivering a taste you’ll want to experience over and over again.

The golden rule? Do indulgence properly, starting with the pancake. Go the extra mile this Pancake Day and stack up an unashamedly indulgent serve with Gü. Follow Fred’s recipe for decadent Double Chocolate American Pancakes, including smooth Gü spread in the recipe itself, and then get topping! From Crunchy Biscoff and Banana to Tangy Chocolate Orange, or your very own favourite mix, it’s time to get serious about spreads this Pancake Day!

Gü Double Chocolate American Pancakes

Makes: 10 – 12 pancakes 

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cooking Time: 20 – 25 minutes


180g Plain flour (Gluten free flour can be used) 1 pinch of salt
15g Cocoa powder
60g Caster sugar

15g Baking powder
2 Medium sized eggs
100g Gü Spread (either Chocolate & Salted Caramel or Hazelnut & Chocolate Velvety) 240ml Whole milk
30g Melted butter


  1. Mix together the Gü Spread with a little milk then whisk in the eggs and remaining milk
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and gradually whisk in the mixture of spread, milk egg mixture
  4. to make a smooth batter
  5. Add the melted butter to the batter and fold together


  1. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a low-medium heat and brush with a little butter
  2. Pour in a ladle of batter in to the centre of the pan and cook for 1 minute each side
  3. Keep warm under a clean cloth while cooking further batches with the remaining batter

Step Two: get topping! From fragrant fruit, to crumbly, buttery biscuit to even more chocolate, there are endless ways to finish off your pudding-inspired Pancakes. Select one of our signature serves or create your own indulgent combo for a lip-smackingly tasty treat...

Crunchy Biscoff and Banana

Fred says “this famous pairing of chocolate and banana is brought to life by our Gü Chocolate & Salted Caramel Velvety Spread along with the little hint of spice from the biscuit”.

Serving Suggestion:

  1. Stack 5 Pancakes on a plate
  2. Generously drizzle Gü Chocolate & Salted Caramel
  3. Spread over your stack
  4. Top with the broken Biscoff biscuits and the sliced
  5. banana
  6. Finish with a sprinkle of dark chocolate chips and drizzle
  7. with any remaining spread, if desired

Velvety Vanilla and Popcorn

Fred says “a true American pairing of vanilla ice cream and crunchy popcorn creates the perfect duo to pair with our Gü Hazelnut & Chocolate Velvety Spread”.

Serving Suggestion:

  1. Stack 5 Pancakes
  2. Smother pancakes with Gü Hazelnut & Chocolate Velvety Spread
  3. Place the vanila ice cream on top of the pancake stack
  4. Sprinkle with sweet & salted popcorn
  5. Drizzle with additional Gü Hazelnut & Chocolate Velvet Spread, if desired

Tangy Orange Chocolate

Fred says “a popular classic of tangy orange and chocolate with intensely nutty roasted hazelnuts accompanies our rich Hazelnut & Chocolate Crunchy spread”.

Serving Suggestion:

  1. Stack 5 Pancakes
  2. Smother pancakes with Gü Hazelnut & Chocolate Crunchy Spread
  3. Place orange segments on and around the pancake stack
  4. Sprinkle with chopped hazelnut
  5. Drizzle with additional Gü Hazelnut Chocolate Crunchy Spread, if desired
  6. Garnish with orange zest