Pancake Day - Get Creative!

Today is Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, which was traditionally the day when people used up the last of their butter, eggs and milk to make pancakes before Lent.

Creative Pancakes!

The basic pancake recipe is pretty straightforward and everyone should be able to manage it. Mix flour, eggs and milk in a bowl, pour into a hot greased pan, flip (or turn them if you’re not that brave) and there you have it – delicious round pancakes.
However, there are those who like to take their pancake making a step further.

For example, Nathan Shields a stay-at-home dad entertains his children by putting his illustration skills to good use. Using a squeezy bottle to control the flow of the pancake batter into a non-stick pan, he has created a whole range of edible insects, snakes, apes, cartoon characters, skulls and even Harry Potter and American Presidents have made an appearance in his frying pan.

Australian father and son team TigerTomato also create extraordinary pancake art:

Like Nathan, they use a simple pancake mix and a squeezy bottle which is the most commonly used method in pancake art. The only difference is that they use food colouring to help bring their pancakes to life

If you fancy having a go at making your own creative pancakes then you could try Miss Recipe’s decorative patterned pancakes:

These are pretty easy to make and the bonus is that you don’t need to be able to draw to make eye-catching pancakes.

If all this creative stuff isn’t for you and you aren’t really into cooking then you can buy pancakes for around £1 in most of the major supermarkets. But as Nathan Shields says, life is too short to make round pancakes…