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Pancake Day!

This year Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is on the 16 February. It’s time to enjoy some pancakes!

Pancake Recipe

(From the Be-Ro Home Baked Recipe Book – details at the end of the post). This is the recipe I use at home. Our family likes to eat these with lemon juice and sugar (that’s me), sugar (my son) and jam (my husband)


  • 110g (4oz) Plain Flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml (1/4 pint) milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Mix flour and salt together in a bowl and make a hollow in the centre and add the egg
  2. Whisk the egg into the flour and slowly add the milk, still whisking until the batter is smooth
  3. Lightly oil a frying pan and heat until hot (be careful if making with children. An adult needs to be in charge here!)
  4. Pour in enough batter to cover the pan
  5. Cook for 1-2 minutes on a medium heat until underside is golden brown
  6. Turn or flip the pancake over and cook for a further half a minute (but keep an eye on it as it may do faster)
  7. Enjoy with a topping of your choice!
  8. To make several pancakes just add some more oil each time so the batter doesn’t stick.
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Some festive baking! Yum!

This is a very easy recipe called 1-2-3 biscuits from ‘Cakes and Cake Decorating’ by Rosemary Wadey.

The recipe 

2oz/50g butter

1oz/25g caster sugar

3oz/75g plain flour

To make 

Cream butter and sugar together and then gradually add the flour. Knead till smooth. I made this in my mixer but it is easily done by hand.

Chill the biscuit dough for at least an hour. If you miss this it will be very difficult to roll out and cut into biscuit shapes.

Once chilled roll out on a floured surface. Cut into shapes. I used a christmas tree shaped cutter. Bake at 150C /300F /Gas 2 for about 25 minutes (less if you have a fan oven. Check often anyway). They should be lightly browned. I have a gas oven that has a mind of it’s own so please don’t take my timings as exact!

Once cooked allow to cool and then decorate using icing (icing sugar and water mixed- add water little by little). I added green colouring jell. Decorate any way you like. And enjoy!