It's finally arrived, every food lover's favourite day of the year...Pancake day! This shrove Tuesday we've teamed up with Saipancakes and Lakeland to bring you a fun twist to pancake day 2016. Pancake art is an imaginative and fun way to create special memories with your family, it aids creativity and is actually a lot simpler than you may think.
We're going to show you how you can make your own pancake art – Because who doesn't love art that you can eat at the end?
A Colourful Ceramica Pancake Pan- With a non-stick surface and a 26cm width, this pan is perfect for pancake art, and colourful too!
Squeezy bottles- You'll need two of these, one for the lighter mix and another for the dark. Great for squeezing pancake mix in to the pan, and an artists necessity for drawing with precision. (A pancake artist, that is)
Spatula- Most of us will already have a spatula in the kitchen drawer, but when it comes to pancake art, the wider the better.
Hand Mixer- To get a smooth, thin batter that won't clog your squeezy bottle nozzle. (Plus mixing is all part of the fun!)
An off the shelf pancake mix will do, but if your kids fancy doing some mixing, Saipancakes has put together the following ingredients:
(Amounts listed provide enough mix for one adult and two children)
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
2 tbsp Apple Sauce
2 tbsp Melted butter (Or substitute)
355ml Soy Milk (You might need additional soy milk to add to the batter to thin once mixed)
1) Use your mixer to mix up all of the ingredients until you get a smooth, thin batter.
2) Fill the squeezy bottles with pancake mix.
3) Add cocoa powder to one of the bottles and mix in. This will be used for the darker tones in your pancake.
4) Now for the fun part- You can make whatever you want!
5) Lay down the darker batter first for the darkest areas of your design.
6) Lay down the mid-tones using the light batter, letting it bubble. Add the parts you want lightest, last.
7) Flip the pancake and see what you've got...Ta-Dah!