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Getting ready for Pancake Day

Are you excited about Pancake Day next week? We are! It has to be one of my favourite childhood memories – the anticipation, the smell and sounds of the cooking and of course, the yummy flavours. I think Pancake Day remains special because although pancakes are simple, cheap and quick to make, we usually only eat them once a year.

Our 2 and 3 year old need a little help to appreciate the finer things in life. Which is why we had a practice run for Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday as it’s traditionally known.

You really don’t need many ingredients to make pancakes the way we love them:

100g plain flour
2 large eggs
300ml milk
lemon
granulated sugar

In a large bowl combine the flour, eggs and milk and whisk until smooth. We used our gorgeous Mason Cash bowl (we have a fun green version which features a hedgehog and leaf pattern).

Mason Cash bowl from Dunelm Mill

We like our pancakes side-plate size so used an Infinity copper frying pan, it features a contrasting copper base to regulate the distribution of heat which makes it perfect for evenly cooked pancakes. Heat your saucepan with a small amount of oil and then wipe any excess oil with paper towel and ladle in your pancake batter. Watch it turn a lovely golden brown before flipping it over and cooking the other side. When both sides are cooked through gently slide your pancake on to a plate.

Infinity saucepan

We love our pancakes with fresh lemon juice and granulated sugar. My children loved getting to grips with this Beechwood lemon juicer and my 3 year old now wants to make his own fruit juice with every piece of fruit he can find.

beechwood lemon squeezer
Sorry for the poor photo but I had to share this one of my 2 year trying lemon for the first time! Her expression is priceless but she quickly got over the taste and went on to enjoy several pancakes 🙂

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Disclosure – the items above were supplied by Dunelm Mill for the purpose of this post

21 Comments

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    oana79
    March 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I am actually :-), my mum makes the best pancakes ever and since she is with us these days she will be enrolled into making some!

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    mellissa williams
    March 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks for the recipe and the photo of your daughter is priceless! aw

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    Kate Thompson
    March 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    LOVE her face lol!!! Am trying to forget pancake day…. hoping the kids don’t remember!!

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    Nell@PigeonPairandMe.com
    March 2, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    We love pancake day too! It’s when I found out I was pregnant with Austin, 5 years ago. Some very special memories.

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    March 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    My lot cannot wait for pancake day and will not let me forget! If truth be known I also love a lovely lemon pancake!

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    Mummy of Two
    March 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Scrummy! Love pancake day and you have my favourite filling there!

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    Emma (My Little 3 and Me)
    March 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I just love that lemony grimace! We’re having pancakes here on Tuesday. Yummy!

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    Angela Spicer
    March 2, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    aww love her expression

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    March 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Aw her face is so funny! Although I would probably pull a similar face. I need to remember to buy eggs or this could all go wrong! x

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    Emma
    March 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    We love pancake day – I will be making them before school!

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    Jo Middleton
    March 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    haha little ones trying lemon for the first time is always funny 🙂

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    Liska @NewMumOnline
    March 3, 2014 at 12:30 am

    When I was younger (as an adult) I only made pancakes on pancake day and they’d often be lumpy and I’d regret it so my fondest memories are childhood ones, but a year or two ago I discovered that if I chuck all of the ingredients in my Vitamix, I make perfect pancakes everytime, so now we have them about once a week nearly every week. My fav being just like your recipe – sugar and lemon (little sis is a picture with her lemon ha ha). When the nieces and nephew come round they all want something different so I have to load the dining table up with a jar of chocolate spread, and lemon, and sugar, and maple syrup.
    No matter how lovely I always go back to sugar and lemon. I think the flavours of that are just so comforting and nostalgic for me (like the Italians say “like Mamma used to make!”

    Love your green bowl.

    Liska xx

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    Kara
    March 3, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I will make pancakes this year (I normally forget)

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    Amanda
    March 3, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Great photo!!

    Growing up my family never really did pancake day, which is a real shame as I always wanted to celebrate it. So we try to make sure we celebrate it each year and hope to build up a tradition of some kind around it. I’ll never beat the massive pancakes that we bought in Russia from kiosks on street corners though… they had to be folded multiple times around the filling to be small enough to hold in your hand 🙂 And the combinations of pancake fillings we tried were great too!

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    Kizzy
    March 3, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    We can’t wait till tomorrow and I think we have photos of all 3 of mine with similar faces trying lemon!

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    Charlotte
    March 3, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Great post, and I love that last picture – so cute and funny! x

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    anna m
    March 4, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    awww at the lemon face! with my eldest I craved lemons all through his pregnancy and he went on to really like them as a baby!
    I love pancakes too 🙂

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    Bek
    March 4, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Her face certainly is priceless! I remember my two children pulling similar faces :-). I’m glad you all enjoyed your pancakes. We had so e yummy ones this evening too!

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    Shell Louise
    March 5, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Haha love the lemon face! Pancake day was a success at our house. The girls loved making the batter and Ella even had a go at tossing hers 🙂

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    Emily @amummytoo
    March 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Hope you had a lovely pancake day 🙂 I love that last photo – so funny!

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    Emmys Mummy
    March 10, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I loved pancake day growing up. Dad would spend all evening cooking them as we kept demanding more.
    I sadly discovered that neither of my children like pancakes 🙁

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