Who is excited for Pancake Day on Tuesday 17th February? I bet it’s not just the kids!
If you kids are off for half term next week like mine, it’s a great opportunity to have friends over and get them mixing, flipping and topping pancakes together. Luckily, we have just the right party supplies for such an occasion – our brand new ‘Little Cooks’ range which features cute aprons, chefs hats and a pink and blue themed selection of cups, napkins, tablecovers to keep the mess to a minimum and fun little plates shaped like chefs hats, too. The Little Cooks party ice cream tubs are great for holding sweet treats to top pancakes with, such as sprinkles, blueberries or chocolate chips.
Why not plan to do a flipping contest in the kitchen or a pancake race out in the garden, with real pancakes or just cardboard ones for fun.
If you need some recipe ideas, we’ve pinned lots to our Pancake Day Pinterest board so do take a look. We absolutely loved the Peppa Pig pancake demonstration we discovered recently and shared on our Facebook page. It looks so impressive, yet not all that difficult to achieve so we are definitely going to give that a try for the youngsters – what a lovely breakfast for them to wake up to!
And what a good idea to store your pancake batter in a squeezy bottle, too! Anything that cuts down on the mess is a winner.
Sweet or Savoury?
Most children have a naturally sweet tooth, but you can keep fairly healthy by adding fruit such as sliced bananas or blueberries to the top of their pancakes (a little chocolate spread is also nice!)
But you may be able to tempt them with a savoury pancake too, especially if there is grated cheese involved that they can sprinkle over themselves.
Pancakes with a difference
Grab n go pancake muffins would be fantastic for a speedy breakfast or to take to school as a mid-morning snack, while I also love the look of German mini-pancakes cooked in a small pan or muffin tray to give the pancake its sides. Red velvet pancakes with cream cheese frosting look interesting and there are lots of recipes on Pinterest if you fancy giving those a try for a change. Finally, you can’t beat a novelty shaped pancake to really excite the kids!