One of the tastiest days of the year is fast approaching! Stir Krazy Kids share their favourite recipe to cook with the kids and tell us why we make pancakes…
On Pancake Day, us Brits will use roughly 52 million eggs! But it’s not just in the UK that Pancake Day is celebrated. In fact, pancakes can be found in nearly every culture in the world with the earliest pancakes dating back to 12,000 years ago when our ancestors cooked their delicious batter on hot stones. Nowadays, cooking pancakes is synonymous with tossing them in a pan. Did you know that the record for the highest pancake toss is 9.47!
Do you know why we make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. For Christians around the world, Lent is a period of sacrifice and many choose to give up something dear to them during this time whether that be chocolate or crisps to a bad habit such as biting your nails! Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday was the last chance to use up eggs and fats before fasting pancakes were the perfect way to do this.
Here is our favourite tried and tested recipe for tasty crepes. These are super simple to make with kids as they only require three ingredients. For those with allergies, substitute the flour with a gluten-free plain flour or try with coconut milk for added flavour.
- 100g plain flour
- 2 eggs
- 300ml semi-skimmed milk
- Butter or oil for pan
Method- Makes 8
· Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre. If you’re using savoury fillings, you can add a pinch of salt here.
· Crack the eggs into the centre and add roughly 50ml of milk.
· Begin whisking from the centre- a hand or electric whisk will do.
· Once the flour is incorporated and the mixture is smooth begin adding the rest of the milk slowly, whisking all the time until it reaches the desired thickness. For perfect crepes, you want a texture that resembles single cream.
· Heat a pan over moderate heat and add a small amount of butter or oil to grease the surface.
· Ladle some batter into the pan and leave for between 30 seconds and 1 minute. You’ll know it’s time to toss when bubbles appear in the top and the pancake comes away easily from the pan
· Serve with your choice of fillings- go classic with sugar and lemon juice, indulgent with banana and Nutella or savoury with ham and cheese. If you prefer a fluffier, switch the plain flour for self-raising and half the milk.
Stir Krazy Kids is a cooking and baking club for food-loving children aged 5-12. We combine creative learning with delicious recipes and a whole host of other games and activities. We’re back this February Half Term with three days of jam-packed foodie fun:
Ilkley Grammar School, Ilkley – Tuesday 13th February
Gateways School, Harewood – Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February
Bookings can be made through our website.
Availability is very limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Make sure you follow us on Instagram @stir_krazy_kids_cooking and Twitter @StirKrazyKids to keep up to date with all the mouth-watering munchies we’ll be cooking up.
“My daughter has had the best time at Stir Krazy Kids and has come home with lots of treats. She’s excited that we will be eating food she’s enjoyed making. Great club, lovely people running it. We will be back again.”
“My children aged 6 & 10 went to Stir Krazy Kids today for the first time and absolutely loved it! ‘The best holiday club I have ever been to’ said my 10-year-old! It’s so nice to be able to take them both to one place that they both enjoy! Highly recommended.”
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