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It’s Pancake Week

Shrove Tuesday is a few weeks later this year than last and while their are a lot of religious connotations for a significant portion of society, for everyone else they’re getting excited about an excuse to eat pancakes! Unlike our American friends, we forget about them for the rest of the year, which is a real shame when they are nutritious and so easy to make.

Interestingly pancakes also seem to have a universal appeal, and we’re yet to find a person who doesn’t like pancakes. You can have them sweet or savoury for breakfast or for dinner. What ever way you like and they are so simple it’s almost a crime not to eat them.

Pancake day was a fantastic way to get the whole family to enjoy something simple and get the kids in the kitchen helping to cook this simple meal. We say do it regularly!

Whether you like to flip them high, or carefully turn them in the pan, there’s one thing that really will make a difference to the quality – the ingredients you use.

To ensure your pancakes really are the best ever, you can source the finest British flour, eggs and milk. Britain has some of the best millers producing high-quality flour which is perfect for pancakes and a huge range of other baking too. Look for free-range eggs; your local farm shop, grocer, or even butcher is likely to sell the very freshest eggs, often sourced a stones-throw from their shop, so head there for the best value.

Add fruit for health

Add fruit for health

To discover the very best flour producers visit the BigBarn MarketPlace where you can buy online. Or to find local shops or producers in your area use the BigBarn local food map.

Such a great food should not be restricted to one day a year, so enjoy all year. If you have a favourite pancake recipe you’d like to share, or any other recipe, and would like the chance to win a prize, please video your recipe and add it to KIS (Keep it Simple) Cookery. (like the video above) Please have a look at other existing videos here and try and keep your video less than 2 minutes long.

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