Did you know that historians believe that a version of the pancake was being made and eaten as far as back as 30,000 years ago?
Did you know that Otzi the Iceman was found to have pancakes in his stomach and that he was alive over 5,000 years ago?
Did you know that the first recorded Pancake Race was held in 1445 in Buckinghamshire?
Did you know the phrase “as flat as a pancake” has been used since at least 1611?
Did you know that Pancake Day is always 47 days before Easter Sunday?
Members and staff from our North Ayrshire networks came together today to make their own pancakes, Catherine tried out using bananas in the batter as a healthier option while Elizabeth chose to cover hers in chocolate spread to be really indulgent!
Everyone had a go at tossing their pancakes….. can you guess how many managed it?
To make about 8 pancakes you will need:
- 2 large eggs
- 80z plain flour
- 1 pint of milk
- Pinch of Salt
Mix all the ingredients together and leave to rest for half an hour. Then heat a little oil/butter in a frying pan and pour in just enough of the batter to cover the bottom of the pan. Once one side is cooked and browned try and flip it over to cook the other side!!!