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Lemon, courgette and poppyseed pancakes with lemon drizzle and lemon cream cheese frosting

We've teamed up with @woodhillkitchen over on Instagram to bring you some delicious recipes you can whip up at home and some fantastic ideas on using up your leftovers... Like this divine brunch recipe. An utterly fabulous treat for a lazy Sunday morning.

Ok this is the best leftovers recipe I’ve ever made!!! I made a lemon courgette cake last weekend which I forgot to put the poppy seeds in and I had left over frosting and lemon curd. I needed to use them - nothing more satisfying than creating something good out of waste - and I also needed to stop eating the cream cheese frosting with a spoon.

Courgette and lemon is such a great combo, and the courgette gives a great texture. Also vitamins!!!! I adapted a @bbcgoodfood American pancakes recipe and the results were next level


  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 130 ml milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt.

  • Small courgette, grated.

  • Rind of one lemon plus half the juice.

  • Poppy seeds.


  • Melt 2tbsp butter and let cool slightly

  • Whisk 130ml milk and 2 eggs then add the butter

  • Sieve 130g plain flour, 2tbsp sugar, 1tsp baking powder, 1/2tsp salt into a large bowl - whisk in egg mixture

  • Add a small grated courgette

  • Add rind of a lemon and half the juice

  • Add poppy seeds - I did about 2tbsp

Fry pancakes in butter and create a stack. I then put a blob of lemon cream cheese frosting and made a lemon drizzle from my home made lemon curd by adding a little water. Serve with extra poppy seeds for the most indulgent Sunday brunch you will ever have!!!!

Meet Rosa

@woodhillkitchen began in June 2020 after deciding I could not take one more picture of my food to sit on my camera roll unseen by the world. Be it home cooked or eating out, there’s nothing I find more satisfying than good food and getting the perfect pic! Despite still working through lockdown, quieter weekends gave me the chance to experiment with new recipes and spend a little more time in the @woodhillkitchen. Proving vegetables don’t need to be boring and that cake is ALWAYS a good idea is my goal and I hope to encourage people to love their leftovers, shop small and support local businesses!