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Pancake Day – Landing On a Plate Near You Soon

Pancake Day – Landing On a Plate Near You Soon

Don your chef’s hat and have your hob at the ready because it’s that time of year again – pancake day! This year, Pancake day (alternatively known as Shrove Tuesday, by people who call things by their official names) falls on 9th February; you’ve not got long, so let’s get cracking.

Banana Pancake

This year, we’ve included a brand new twist on the humble pancake, to give your taste buds a treat. You’ve met the pancake; you’ve probably met a banana – now meet the banana pancake. This delicious recipe is packed with flavour and covers one of your five a day. Plus, bananas will supply you with loads of your daily potassium.

Why are Pancakes Flipped?

Have you ever wondered why pancakes are flipped? You’d give someone who flips omelettes a funny look but you wouldn’t think twice about flipping a pancake. So where does this bizarre tradition of launching your food in the air actually come from?

Well, the tradition is supposed to have been started back in the 15th Century, when a woman in a Buckinghamshire village was in such a rush to confess her sins at the church that she ran there. Obviously, not one to let dinner get spoilt – she took her pancake pan with her along the way, flipping them as she went. Now, that’s what we call multitasking.

Creamline’s Pancake Flip School

Are you tired of scraping pancake batter off your ceiling? We’ve got three red hot tips for becoming a professional pancake flipper:

  • Prep your pancake - use a non-stick pan or something to create a non-stick surface like oil or butter.
  • It’s all in the wrist – much like badminton, pancake flipping is all in the wrist. Don’t try and launch the pancake up in one solid arm movement, instead angle the pan down and let the pancake slowly slide towards you – then before it has the faintest idea what’s going on, flip it with one quick flick of the wrist.
  • Catch it with the bottom - once flipped in the air, it’s much easier to catch at an angle. Position the pan with the handle downwards and let the pancake gently touchdown on its runway – rather than holding it flat and letting it land with all the elegance of a duck trying to land on a frozen pond.

So there we have it, get flipping! Just remember, practice makes perfect and pancakes taste great.

Show us How Flipping Good You Are

We’d love to see some of your creative pancake recipes and any other content – so whether it’s failed flips or pancake perfection, be sure to send in your best pancakes via our Creamline Twitter and Facebook throughout the evening, as you cook up a storm.

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