So Pancake Day is coming up and that means homes throughout the land will be whipping up a big bowl of batter and serving up towers of yummy, sweet crêpes. Woohoo!
Of course, the traditional topping for a pancake in the UK is good old lemon and sugar, but I think we can get a bit more adventurous than that and take the opportunity to introduce some fun fruit to our kids’ (and our own) diets this Shrove Tuesday.
You could start by making your own batter of course, but if you want to make things even easier, have a look at the Two Chicks Pancake Mix we’ve been testing.
This isn’t just another dry mix. Nope, it’s a clever container that comes with chilled liquid in the bottom half and dry ingredients in the top. Simply open, tip the powder into the liquid, close, shake vigorously, leave to sit for a couple of minutes and you’re ready to make perfect, fresh-tasting pancakes in a jiffy!
Ta da! They really are tasty, too.
To get the kids enthused about a fruity breakfast, we let them take charge of making up the batter (the shaking is good fun) and then once we’d fried up the crêpes, we laid out bowls of fruit and let the kids’ imaginations run wild.
This is Miss J’s effort (with a little help) and a classic in our house. I’m pretty sure any plate of food can be made more fun by making a face with it.
JD tried out lines of fruit rolled up to create a long tubular pancake, which he then sliced up like pancake sushi.
And this one is mine, a crêpe filled with fresh strawberries and topped with a cheeky drizzle of chocolate sauce.
So good! And at the end of it all, not a bite remained. I’d call that a success.
This is a commissioned post for Two Chicks Pancake Mix. Two Chicks’ Pancake Mix is available nationwide at Tesco (look in the butter section) £4.00 RRP for 725g.