Super Simple Pancake Day Recipe from Stir Krazy Kids
Stir Krazy Kids is a cooking club for 5 to 12-year olds. We love to go the extra mile to make cooking with kids an experience they’ll never forget. We’ve shared with Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler our super simple pancake recipe and some special tips on how to do Shrove Tuesday with some Stir Krazy Kids sparkle!
Simple pancake recipe
100g plain flour
300ml semi-skimmed milk
Butter or oil to hand for cooking
Method (makes up to eight pancakes)
Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre
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 consistency of 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 so that a thin layer covers the bottom and leave for between 30 seconds and one minute. You’ll know it’s time to toss when bubbles appear in the top and the pancake comes away easily from the pan
Cook for another 30 seconds to one minute on the other side, then serve with the choice of topping. Our favourites include; maple syrup, Nutella or fresh fruit and yoghurt
And now for the fun part…. supercharge your pancakes the Stir Krazy Kids way!
Here are some suggestions for making this Pancake Day the most memorable yet!
Easy pancake shapes
We’ve all seen those pancake fails on social media, but our simple solution to pancake shapes is a sure-fire way to impress the little ones. Simply pop the mixture into a pourable container, such as a measuring jug, then carefully pour it into an empty (and thoroughly cleaned out!) old squeezy ketchup bottle, or similar, with a small nozzle. When the pan is at the right temperature, simple squeeze the mixture out of the bottle and into the pan, into simple shapes such as hearts or your children’s’ initials. Keep the shapes simple and you can’t go wrong!
Mould and behold!
If the thought of making pancake creations sends shivers down your spine, check out some of the amazing pancake moulds on Amazon. From frogs to faces, there are plenty of options still available, arriving in plenty of time for the big day.
Use food colouring to bring a taste of the rainbow to your pancakes this year. For ultimate impact, split your mixture into two or three batches and give each one a different colour, then serve them together for a feast for the eyes! To add a more subtle splash of colour, add sprinkles to the pancake just after tossing, then sprinkle over again as you serve.
Have fun with fruit
If all else fails, use fruit toppings to make faces, shapes or letters. It’s a bit of fun, and a portion of five a day!
Shrove Tuesday is on Tuesday 25th February 2020.
Stir Krazy Kids is a cooking club for 5 – 12-year olds which combines food education with creative learning. To find out more about our upcoming workshops, visit our website and join our mailing list at www.stirkrazykids.co.uk. Or if you have a bespoke enquiry for a birthday party or after school club, email email@example.com