Just for Kids! Multi coloured pancakesAdd some food colouring to the batter (just a few drops). Keep the colours separate and make a stack of rainbow pancakes.
Originate from the Christian Calendar and marks the start of "lent".
Today pancakes have become common place around the world and are enjoyed much more widely than just on one day of the year.
The most traditional pancakes recipe is included here, but don't forget to check out the other recipes.
Classic pancakes with sugar and lemon
Make in advance and chill for up to eight hours
before use Makes 8-10 pancakes Ingredients 75g/3oz plain flour Pinch of salt 2 large Lion Quality eggs 150ml/1⁄4pt milk A little oil for frying To serve: 3 lemons & lots of sugar Method Place the flour, salt and eggs in a large bowl with half the milk. Whisk until lump-free. Add the remaining milk and whisk until smooth. Or place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend. Pour the mixture into a jug. Heat a 20cm/8in diameter non-stick frying pan, drizzle a little oil in the centre and spread it around with a piece of scrunched kitchen paper. Pour a little batter into the pan and immediately tilt to spread it thinly and evenly. Cook for 2 minutes or until the top is set and the base golden. Turn the pancake over with a spatula – or, if you are feeling brave, flip! Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the base of the pancake is golden. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Interleave with greaseproof paper as you make a stack. Squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle sugar on the pancake, roll and serve.