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The world of pancakes!

Happy Pancake Day one and all! As is tradition on Shrove Tuesday, it’s all about pancakes. We thought we would join in to celebrate all things pancake, and show  you the world of pancakes you might not have encountered before!

Why are we all eating pancakes?

Well, today is Shrove Tuesday which is the last chance to indulge yourself before Lent. The main reason that pancakes are eaten on this day is because they contain fat, butter and eggs which are off limits throughout Lent.

What do you need to make a pancake?

  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil

You can find the full recipe for an easy pancake at the BBC Good Food website!

What you might not know is that there is such a thing as pancake art! Maybe after you have enjoyed your delicious pancakes see if you can make any of these! So let’s sit back, relax and marvel at these fantastic creations.

Right picture (source: www.peoplepets.com) Left picture (source: www.bnps.co.uk)

Left picture (source: www.bnps.co.uk) Right picture (source: www.peoplepets.com)

Once such pancake artist is called Nathan Shields, he started these shaped pancakes, a few years ago for his two children. Since then he has been creating ever more exciting and elaborate pancakes which he has been sharing on his blog. He has made everything from Star Wars to Albert Einstein pancakes, it seems that his talents and ideas have no bounds. If you are thinking about making pancake art and tip for success is to draw in the darker areas first, as these areas will brown for longer!

Here are some examples of his amazing work:

Source: (www.saipancakes.com)

Source: (www.saipancakes.com)

What are your favourite pancake toppings? Are you going to try to make any pancakes art? Let us know in comments section below!

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