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Flippin' good fun.

IDS love Pancake Day.

KIt's a chance to get stirring things in the kitchen and have great fun tossing pancakes or having a race!

So make the most of Shrove Tuesday on February 17.

Here is a basic pancake recipe to get you and the little ones started: BASIC PAC P NCAKE RECIPE (Makes about 12 small pancakes) INGREDIENTS: 100g white plain flour 1 egg 150ml milk 150ml water 1 teaspoon olive oil (plus more for greasing the pan) or butter SIFT the flour into a bowl, make a well in the centre and break in the egg. Add a little milk and stir gently. Add the rest of the milk slowly and stir until smooth. Stir in the water and oil and beat for one minute.

(If you have an electric whisk put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until you have a smooth batter).

Heat a drop of oil or a knob of butter in an omelette or frying pan. When the pan is really hot, pour in about three tablespoons of batter.

Cook for just under a minute - using a spatula to keep an eye on how it's cooking.

Now the fun bit ... FLIP IT - or, if you find too many end up on the floor, turn it over with the spatula.

Cook the other side until it's golden brown. Enjoy with lemon juice and a little sugar or smooth over chocolate spread or jam. OR try one of these delicious fillings.

SWEET CHOC CHIP, PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA PAP NCAKE FILLING INGREDIENTS: 6 tbsp smooth peanut butter 2 tbsp icing sugar 2 tbsp milk 50g chocolate chips 1/2 sliced banana a few chopped peanut, to serve (optional) MIX the peanut butter with icing sugar, milk and chocolate chips.

Spread the choc-chip mix over pancakes. Top with banana.

Then fold up and sprinkle with a few chopped peanuts, if you wish.

Layer with fruit like chopped banana or blueberries and drizzle with maple syrup.

Or make a pancake pal by making your pancake and using one blueberry cut in half for eyes, a blueberry for a nose and a half of strawberry for the mouth.

nose and a half of strawberry SAUS SA AGE A AND MASH PANCAKE MAKE your pancake batter as above and fill them with a real home comfort favourite of bangers and mash INGREDIENTS 200g mashed potato 6 sausages 1 tbsp gravy granules COOK the sausages according to instruction and prepare the mashed potato (if making it from scratch, allow it to cool before adding to the batter).

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Heat a little oil or butter and pour a ladle of batter into the pan and allow to cook on one side before carefully turning. The mixture is quite soft due to the potato so it needs to be done with care.

Make up the gravy and drizzle on the pancake before slicing the sausages in half and layering them on top.

Top with another pancake.

SAVOUR TUNA PANC INGRED TMayonnaise to taste Sd place in a bowl and mix to taste with a tablespoon (or more) of mayonnaise. Serve with salad.

SAVOURY A AND MAYO NCAKE INGREDIENTS: Tin of tuna in spring water Mayonnaise to taste Salad if desired DRAIN the tuna and place in a bowl and mix to taste with a tablespoon (or more) of mayonnaise. Serve with salad.

FACTFILE | Pancakes were originally invented | It is estimated that we Brits will ||a use a staggering 52 million eggs on Pancake Day - 22 million more than usual.

s a way of using up all the leftover fatty and rich foods before Lent be gins on Ash Wednesday. The most flips anyone has even |done with a pancake is 349 flips in two minutes.

The biggest pancake ever made |measured a whopping 15 metres long and weighed 3 tonnes. Made in Rochdale in 1994, it was estimated to contain 2 million calories!

The largest stack of pancakes was |made up of 60 huge pancakes and measured an impressive 76cm tall which broke the Guinness World Record in 2012.

The largest pancake ever |flipped measured 15 metres in diameter.
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Date:Feb 14, 2015
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