'Pancake Platters' Are The Latest Food Fad, Taking Our Love Of Boards Into 2020

The 'Pavlova Grazing Board' swept Christmas celebrations across the country last month, and now 'Pancake Platters' are tipped to be the next big thing.

It appears that there's nothing we Aussies love more than putting food on wooden boards and taking aerial shots of our handiwork.

The 2010s' saw the humble ol' cheeseboard get an Insta-worthy face-lift and become the 'grazing platter' -- kicking off an obsession with perfectly imperfect food presentation.

After the raging success of the pavlova grazing board late last year, home cooks are continuing to think up new and exciting ways to display our favourite foods.



The Pavlova Grazing Board Is The New Trend You Need To Get Onto This Christmas

We've never met a person that doesn't love a good cheese board, but if social media is anything to go by, it seems like pavlova boards are going to be a big hit this year.

Now, the pancake platter is the latest food fad that is as delicious to look at as it is to eat.

How to make a pancake platter

Embellishing a large wooden board with small pancakes or pikelets, use the remaining space for little glass jars and scattered fruit and bacon.

Everybody has an opinion about what makes the perfect pancake, so this style of serving is the great equaliser.

Fill the jars or ramekins with a variety of toppings like jam, cream, maple syrup or Nutella. Then top it all off with whatever delicious additions your heart desires. You can opt for fruitier palette with sliced lemon or berries or you can take the savoury route, with crispy bacon strips.

Best of all, you can even throw everything on there together.

Not only do the mix of colours and textures look absolutely gorgeous, anybody and everybody will be able to craft their own perfect pancake.

You could certainly argue that our affinity for wooden boards is getting a little out of hand. But if the trend continues to deliver yummy and, best of all, practical ways to eat our favourite foods, then it sounds pretty good to us.

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