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Ready Steady Flip

13.02.18

Pancakes are often associated with Shrove Tuesday, the last day to binge on fatty foods before giving up some of our favourite things for lent. Traditionally, eggs, sugar and milk were not consumed during the fast, so pancakes were made to use up these ingredients before Ash Wednesday to prevent any temptation.

Nowadays, Pancake Day seems to be a bit of a fun tradition in many households, particularly when we can get the kids involved. Flipping pancakes is a tradition dating back to the 1400s and was only done to stop the pancakes from burning. Unless you are skilled enough to flip a pancake without it sticking to the ceiling or falling flat on the floor, flipping pancakes really isn’t necessary.

There are many variations from the flat pancake to the fluffier Scottish and American variety and an endless list of toppings, both sweet and savoury. My favourite is Nutella with bananas, sounds like a sin but it does contain one of the my five a day lol.

If you’re looking for more adventurous flavour combinations or for kid friendly recipes, check out the following links:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/top-10-pancake-fillings-sweet-and-savoury

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/foodanddrink/news/pancake-day-recipes-the-best-fillings-for-kids-as-chosen-by-them-and-their-parents/ar-BBJ1kvJ?li=AAcVLvg&ocid=ientp