It's that time of year again when we celebrate Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as pancake day. The date of Shrove Tuesday changes each year, and falls on the Tuesday after the first day of Lent. It's also a time when many Christians go through a period of considering their wrong doings and what they need to repent.
In the shops there are all sorts of ready made pancake mixes as well as ready to buy products, but making your own with your children is a lovely way to introduce them to cooking, and they are also so much tastier than pre-made.
For sweet and savory pancakes you will need:
100g plain flour
300ml semi-skimmed milk
1 tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable oil
Put your flour into a bowl, make a well in the middle and crack in your two eggs, then mix gently with a whisk, then add the milk slowly to the mixture, to ensure the consistency stays smooth, add the oil and a pinch of salt. Add your oil to a hot frying pan and cook your pancakes.
Sugar and lemon
Maple syrup and ice cream
Make a bolognaise sauce to the inside of your pancakes, roll, add grated cheese and grill, serve with a green salad, yum
Add ham and cheese
Make a layered pancake with asparagus, bolognaise, cheese
We have found that the best way to enjoy pancakes is to experiment with lots of different toppings.