As both Shrove Tuesday (aka pancake day) and valentines day fell in the same week this year we decided to make some heart shaped pancakes to celebrate!
Of course you can enjoy pancakes with your choice of topping, whether that be simple lemon and sugar, (Daddy's topping de jour) tasty blueberries (my favourite!) or something more indulgent....
Ben and Elizabeth went for chopped plum, whipped cream and sprinkles!! What else?
I'm sure you know what you need to make pancake batter, but just in case...
For around 8 heart shaped pancakes you will need...
1 large egg
½ pint milk
4oz plain flour
1 tbsp melted butter
And to create your yummy Valentines / Shrove Tuesday treats....
Sift the flour into a large bowl (this a fun and easy bit for children to help with, although they *may* end up getting covered in flour!)
Make a well in the centre and crack the egg into it.
Pour in some of the milk and start whisking!
Continue to whisk to a thin, cream like consistency, while adding in the rest of the milk and the melted butter
Cover and rest in the fridge for around thirty minutes before the really fun part begins!!
How to cook your pancakes...
I hate burnt pancakes so find the best way to avoid burning them is to make them really thin...
After wiping a little oil onto a frying pan and heating, pour in a thin layer of batter, swirling around so it covers the base of the pan, then pour out any excess batter.
Place pan back on heat for around a minute and then it's time to show off your FLIPPING SKILLS!!
Heat the other side for around a minute, then pop on to a plate and repeat 7 times.
Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut your pancakes down to size, add on the toppings of your choice, and ENJOY!
Happy Valentines / Shrove Tuesday!!
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