Make & do: Pancake Day

Freshly Made Pancakes

Freshly Made PancakesPancake Day (AKA Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat scrummy, yummy pancakes. Lent is a time of fasting/doing without the nice stuff so Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself.

Pancakes are eaten because they contain fat, butter and eggs which used to be forbidden during Lent. No one expects little kids to give up anything but maybe they‘d like a pancake?

  • 100g (4oz) plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) milk
  • Optional pinch salt
  • Sugar and lemon juice to serve
  • Oil for frying

To make the pancake batter, add the milk, egg and then the flour and blend using an electric blender. Or if a blender is not available, sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the egg and beat well. Then add the milk gradually and beat to make a smooth batter. Heat a little oil in a large frying pan until hot and then pour enough batter to thinly coat the base of the pan. Cook for a couple of minutes each side.

Serve sprinkled with sugar and lemon juice. Alternatively drizzle with golden syrup or jam or you could even spread nutella on the pancake!

Your child might like to practice flipping a duster in a little pretend pan whilst you flip their pancake!