Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Pancake day

A Mums dilemma as pancake day approaches.
You know it is pancake day when you have to buy a new pan, (tefal this time) because you can't bear to see the kids eat another scraped offering from the old stick pan again, the ones you have to soak overnight to get the burnt bit off the bottom. You hold onto them still for emergencies. I never know why I hold onto them though as I have never had a pan emergency..still time though, so back in the cupboard they go.
 So you go out and you buy a non-stick one. Or you get someone else to go like I did, because if you like a good non-stick toss to your pancake then a non-stick pan is the only way to go.
That is why in the supermarkets the lemons are next to the frying pans for a good month throughout February.

Do not go for the pancake mix, it tastes 'vanillary' and it goes thick in the pan and you are left with a claggy mess rolled up in the centre of your new non-stick pan.
Get some flour, (100gms) throw in a dash of salt, 2 eggs and half water(155mls) half milk (155ml)until it is quite runny. If it is runny it makes a better pancake.

So a big no no! for old pans, shop pancake mix and not having your homemade pancake mix runny enough!

As pancake day is more than 1000 years old and the idea behind it is that it was the way to get rid of the leftover scraps.
A genius idea to eat all the goodies without feeling guilty.
And as Ash Wednesday comes straight after, the first day of the fasting, make sure you eat your fill because you don't want to go hungry. gulp.

Once pancake day is out the way we know that Easter is around the corner, and that means yummy eggs again, only chocolate this time. The supermarkets as ever are way ahead, they have had creme eggs in since Dec!

'My pancakes too thin! I shouldn't have to put up with this crepe!'
Written by Karen Emma Hall.. found here most days 
and here 

Why do we have pancake day? see here explained easy to understand for children. 

More pancake stuff!

Check out more fun activities and free colouring pages. 

Check this link for video on making pancakes into a work of art pancake art making

Fun sheets to copy and print out.
What about colouring in some pages from Teeny Pheeny owl series? Check them out here for the colouring sheets  and read about the magic owl Teeny Pheeny for free on KINDLE UNLIMITED here 


More pancake books to view and buy  prices from lowest first.

Copy and print out this fun sheet

Make it a happy Pancake day and enjoy your pancakes whatever treat you have with them! yum 


  1. That was great - love the Sooty pics! Emma, if you post your blogs on a Monday (you can re-post earlier ones) and use the hashtag #MondayBlogs, they will get more exposure - especially if you RT lots of the others on the hashtag too. My blog views have gone up loads since it started! It's okay, I'm not a sales person - it's just a tip!!!

  2. Thank you so much for tip, always appreciated terry :)