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