Wild Mushroom Pancakes with Wild Garlic Butter

Wild Mushroom Pancakes with Wild Garlic Butter

March 15, 2019 0 By Foragers Folly

Unfortunately, my arthritic hands are playing up today, so the usual 3 dish menu is “off the menu” (see what I did there?). However, after a busy week of foraging, I’ve prepared a lovely “Sunday Brunch” dish for you to enjoy at your leisure. And, I’m confident that you’ll really enjoy my wild mushroom pancakes or their sweeter alternative which I’ve mentioned below.

As it happens, my blog has subscribers throughout the world. So what’s in season, here in the UK, may not be elsewhere. Hence the reason why this wild mushroom recipe is ideal for wherever you reside and forage. As long as you pick seasonal mushrooms from your part of the world, they’ll be ideal. Bear in mind however, that a milder tasting mushroom lends itself well to this recipe.

wild mushroom pancakes

St George’s Mushrooms

In the UK, our mushroom season really kicks in next month with St George’s Mushrooms. So make sure you keep your eyes open for them. Needless to say they’ll be featuring in some of my recipes in the latter part of April. As a matter of fact, they’re a perfect mushroom for a wild mushroom pancake!

However, If you’d prefer a sweeter tasting pancake, then swap out the mushrooms for dried and crushed pine or Douglas Fir needles. Then serve with whipped cream and a fresh wood sorrel garnish sprinkled over the pancakes.

If you’d like to know what mushrooms are available when, then this website is the one for you. It provides an annual seasonal availability calendar which will help you to identify, and look for, available mushrooms and where you’re likely to find them.

So, who’s up for it then? Send me pics of your mushroom pancake efforts and I’ll not only choose my favourite pic, I’ll also send you a goody bag, and feature your efforts in a future blog. Whilst, at this stage, I’m not sure what I’ll put in said goody bag, what I can guarantee is that it’ll be worth at least £50! AND, everyone who sends me a pic of their efforts will receive a thank you gift for their efforts. So, come on, get your boots on and start foraging… Send your name, address and pics to foragersfolly.2019@gmail.com.

And finally, if you don’t want to miss any of my posts then you know what to do. Subscribe here. In the meantime, take care and stay safe.

wild mushroom pancakes

Wild Mushroom Pancakes with Wild Garlic Butter

A simple “Sunday Brunch” recipe after a mornings foraging for the ingredients.

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Course: Snack
Keyword: wild garlic, Wild Mushroom Pancakes, wild mushrooms
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 pancakes
Author: Foragers Folly


  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 300 g seasonal wild mushrooms

Pancake Ingredients

  • 175 g self raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 200 ml milk
  • pinch salt & white pepper

Wild Garlic Butter Ingredients

  • 4 finely chopped wild garlic leaves
  • 115 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or swap out with a small handful of wood sorrel


  • Prepare the wild garlic butter first. Mix the finely chopped leaves and lemon juice with the softened butter. Turn out onto top edge of a 10″ sheet of grease-proof paper.. Shape into a sausage and roll up, twisting the edges. Place in the fridge for approx 1hr until firm. (or 30 mins in freezer) 
    wild garlic butter
  • Melt half the butter in a frying pan. Once the butter is frothing, add the chopped mushrooms and fry over a moderate heat, allowing the mushrooms to soften and the water to evaporate. Once ready, lay to the side to cool.
  • To make the batter, sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Beat the eggs into the milk and add to the butter to make a thick batter. Mix in the mushrooms
  • Heat the remaining butter in a frying pan. Once the butter is frothing, Spoon the batter into the pan, making 2″ circles. Once the batter begins to bubble, turn the pancake over and cook for a further 10-15 seconds. Serve warm with a slices of wild garlic butter. 


These pancakes could also be accompanied by this creamy condiment…. Mix some creme fraiche with french mustard and serve on the side.
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