Pancake Day Recipe

Happy Pancake Day!! Mrs Spice is going to help us make pancakes tonight..what is your ideal pancake filling? Send us pictures of your pancake fun….we would love to see them.

So what is Pancake Day I hear you shout? Pancake day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period that Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes. Lent is a time of giving things up and Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself on all the foods that aren’t allowed during lent. Pancakes were eaten on this day because they contain butter and eggs, which were forbidden. Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday.

Here is our perfect pancake recipe…

Kookey Chef Pancakes

Serves 4
Takes 20 minutes

125 g plain flour
1 vanilla pod, split in half
2 large eggs
200 ml whole milk
15g butter, melted plus extra melted butter for cooking

1. Put the flour and vanilla seeds into a bowl and add the eggs. Gradually whisk in the milk and melted butter until a smooth batter.
2. Heat a large frying pan and brush with the melted butter for cooking, pour in a ladleful of the mixture, swirl the pan to make a thin large pancake and cook for 1-2 minutes, turning halfway until golden and cooked. Fold into quarters, transfer to a warm plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter to make 4 large or 8 small pancakes in total.

To serve: why not try some of these delicious pancake fillings..

1. Spread the pancake with 1 tbsp chocolate spread, sliced banana and a sprinkling of chopped nuts.
2. Spread the pancake with 2 tsp raspberry jam, top with sliced tinned peaches and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
3. Put chopped up apple pieces, sprinkling of pecan nuts and a drizzle of caramel sauce.