Posted: 16 January 2015

Have a flipping good time

Our brand new Pancake Party event is a wonderful way to celebrate the start of Lent with your friends and family while raising vital funds to help disadvantaged children across the UK.

But pancakes aren’t just for Shrove Tuesday – we’re encouraging supporters like you to get out  your mixing bowl and host a Pancake Party whenever you like. It’s an easy and inexpensive chance to fundraise and bring your community together.

There are lots of different ways you can host your event, such as a dinner party where guests make a donation to enjoy a three-course menu of savoury and sweet  pancakes. Or why not keep the pancakes coming at an all-you-can-eat pancake buffet (they can be made in advance, frozen then heated through on the day). The possibilities are endless.

Once you’ve decided on your party, we can send  you our  free and  inspiring fundraising resources, including invites and balloons, to make sure your event if a fun-filled success.

The key is to be inventive – kids will love pancakes in different shapes sprinkled with sweets, and  adults with a more discerning palate will be salivating over savoury offerings. See our recipes for ideas, then start planning your shopping list.

Three delicious ways to enjoy pancakes

Keep it simple

Lemon and sugar

For the batter, mix

110g plain flour, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp oil, and a pinch of salt in a bowl, slowly adding

300ml milk.

Heat a little oil in a pan, then add 2 tbsp of the batter and cook until golden on both sides.

Serve with lemon and sugar.


Savoury delight

Pear and pancetta

Fry pancetta in a pan until crisp. Set aside. Add pear slices sprinkled with sugar and cook until caramelised.

Fill pancakes with the pear, pancetta and cheese, and grill until cheese melts. Add rocket and walnuts. Enjoy!


For the kids

Scotch bunnies

For Scotch pancake batter, mix 200g plain flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp sugar and 1 egg with 300ml milk.

Each bunny will need a head, body, feet and ears! Decorate with fruit and use whipped cream for the tail.

By Matt Summers-Sparks - Digital team

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