When life gives you lemons, make pancakes!

Pancake Day!!!

Well, if there’s one day in February I love and look forward to it isn’t Valentines Day or even my own birthday (hey, that just means doctors look another year younger) it is the wonder that is Shrove Tuesday, or pancake day as we all really know it.

It not only gives me the chance to make a mess in the kitchen, which I admit I’m very good at…

Pancake mixture

Making the Pancake mix (and making a mess!)

But also gives me chance to use a few new gadgets which always appeals to the secret geek in me.

Heart shaped pancake mould

This doesn't work every time...

Heart shaped pancake

But this time it did!!!

And okay, maybe it is a bit weird that when you give your other half your heart, he then proceeds to eat it, but hey, who can blame him, when it looks this yummy!

Heart shaped pancake on a plate

Love on a plate...

Lemons and sugar may be the traditional flavours for pancakes on Pancake Day…

Word Collection - Juicer Bowl 'Squeeze' - as designed by Keith Brymer Jones

I must not use the stock... I must not use the stock... I must not use the stock...

but my personal pancake day treat is hot black cherries in a sticky syrup with lashings of traditional vanilla ice-cream.  Whilst my boys go for every childs dream topping of melted chocolate with millions of hundred and thousands, yum, yum!

So don’t buy the ‘just shake’ pancake packs from the supermarket this year, get the flour out, cut up a lemon and make a mess! What’s the worst that could happen, lumpy mix? Well it wouldn’t be the first time I got the sieve out to rescue the day, but shhh, don’t tell anyone….

A traditional lemon and sugar pancake.

And here's one I made earlier - the traditional triple flipped lemon and sugar pancake!


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3 Responses to When life gives you lemons, make pancakes!

  1. Woah! Look at that heart! Way better than my floppy efforts – not that the kids noticed once they had every sauce imaginable on them – yeuch!

    • Alison says:

      I’ve also got a giant daisy pancake mould, a train and an aeroplane! Not that I’m obsessed or anything…. p.s. the aeroplane won the battle and proved most popular tonight.

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