Pancake Day – Tuesday 5th March 2019
I love pancakes and I also love cooking with the kids, so pancake day is something I look forward to. My eldest (5) is great in the kitchen, he is autistic and non-verbal so relies on visual aids to support his understanding. My 3 year old is less interested in the cooking but is better than his brother at the eating bit!
I used to always make classic pancakes but now find the fluffy pancakes are a bit easier with younger children. Especially those who like to eat with their hands.
I like to use visual recipes so that my so can follow it with me. I also find it helpful to let him look over it for a while before we start as he needs more processing time. Most young children find it easier to follow visual guide so here are my step by step pancake guides.
How to make fluffy pancakes
Lots of fluffy or American pancake recipes include sugar or blueberries. Personally I always end up burning pancakes with sugar or blueberries so I don’t include them but feel free to add them in.
Here is my step by step visual guide to fluffy pancakes:
My top tips for making pancakes:
- You need a hot pan, wait until the pan is very hot for your first pancake, then turn it down for the next one
- Leave the batter to stand for half an hour before using
- Use a spatula to flip so they don’t end up on the floor
I grew up with classic style thin pancakes. These are great savoury or sweet and easy to make. Here is the step by step guide for classic or thin pancakes:
Pancakes are great savoury or sweet so you can have a real variety of toppings, be experimental and have fun with your pancakes. Here are some of my favourite toppings:
- Lemon & sugar
- Strawberries & creme fraiche
- Golden syrup
- Maple Syrup
- Ice Cream
- Bacon & Egg
- Ham & Cheese
Have fun making your pancakes. If you find using a visual guide helpful you may want to find out more in my post about using visuals to support understanding.