Little Routines, Gillian Stewart

Pancake Day!
Gillian Stewart, Monday, February 12, 2018
Pancake Day!

Have fun making pancakes for your baby or if you have an older child make them together. A great tea time activity!

Pancakes are an ideal finger food for babies, children and adults.

Children love cooking so pop an apron on and let them measure, pour and mix the ingredients together. Once the pancake is cooked on both sides allow the pan to cool down and then help your child to have a go at tossing it.
Fun, fun, fun and even more fun if it lands on the floor! There’s plenty more mixture, so just cook another one.



Here are a few recipes and ideas to get you in the mood.

Basic recipe:
50g plain flour
1 egg
150ml milk or half milk/half water
Oil for frying.
(Small non stick frying pan)
Beat all the ingredients together. Wipe a very small amount of oil around the pan and heat until hot. Spoon some of the mixture into the pan, gently rolling it to cover the bottom. Cook until set and then flip it over to cook the other side.


Dairy and egg free recipe:
150g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
300ml water
1tbsp oil
Oil for frying.
Mix the water and oil together. Blend together with the flour and baking flour. Don’t worry if the mixture is lumpy.
Wipe a very small amount of oil around a frying pan and heat. Spoon some of the mixture into the pan, gently rolling it to cover the bottom. Cook until set and then flip over to cook the other side.


Pancakes can be kept warm in the oven, so you can make a batch and then sit down at the table together to enjoy them.

Toppings:
Sprinkle with orange, lemon or lime juice.
Chopped banana, blueberries.
Stewed berries and apple.
Yoghurt or fromage frais
Grated cheese.
Chopped ham and parsley.
Small pieces of cooked vegetables.

Just about anything goes. Let your little ones decide on the combination they would like. Put small amounts of all the toppings on the table and let them help themselves.

Never worry about the mess, it is all part of the fun!
Everything can be wiped clean afterwards.

Happy Pancake Day!