12 February 2013

Flipping Stars!

I love doing stuff a little differently so when it comes to Pancake Day I couldn't just go with the ordinary, boring, round pancakes. Instead, we went for stars. Thomas loves drawing star shapes and so I thought this would be the best for him. 

Now usually I would buy loads of toppings so the boys can try different flavours, but unfortunately, I've been ill since Friday and haven't been able to leave the house meaning we had to raid the cupboards to find out scrummy extras.

Ingredients
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 500ml milk
  • a little butter for frying and toppings of your choice

The Cooking
  • Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl
  • Break the eggs into the flour mixture, add half the milk and mix 
  • Add the rest of the milk and whisk until the batter is smooth. 
  • Heat non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a small knob of butter to coat the bottom
  • Pour the pancake batter into the pan, then tilt the pan to spread the mixture out evenly.
  • After about a minute, it's time to flip. Now you can do this with a spatula but we prefer good old flipping in the air.
  • Cook on this side for 30-45 seconds, until golden brown and then slide the pancake onto a plate.

You can then decorate how you like, with whatever you fancy really. As stated above, we went for stars by just using a biscuit cutter to get the pancakes into shape, a sprinkle of sugar and a dollop of ice cream. And as you can see, they were thoroughly enjoyed.

What do you put on yours?

This is our entry into the Tots100 and Center Parcs competition.

9 comments:

  1. Your man looks like a proper chef lol :)
    They look proper tasty btw!

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    1. Hehe don't let him hear you say that, he'll get big headed :-)

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  2. This is a fab idea! We had all sorts on ours, just posted on my blog :-) x

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  3. I love the idea of cutting them into shapes think next yr I will be doing hearts
    http://joannavictoria-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Great idea, hopefully next year I wont be poorly and we can get more creative :-)

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  4. Great idea and lots more fun than boring old pancakes.

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  5. These look great I love them with chocolate icecream and orange juice instead of the lemon!

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