Sunday, 3 April 2016

Rainbow pancakes

I shared a few of these pictures on my facebook page a few weeks ago but here's a quick "how to" guide if anyone wants a very simple way to brighten up teatime...

What you need:
Pancake mix (bottle or homemade)
Food colours - I used neon gels
Squeezy bottles
Frying pan
Pastry brush

What you do:
1. Make up the pancake mix as usual
2. Fill each squeezy bottle with mix and add a few drops of food colouring
3. Brush a thin layer of oil on the bottom of a pancake or frying pan
4. Warm the pan over a low heat
5. Make whatever pattern you like with your different coloured squeezy bottles
6. Gently turn the pancake over when ready and cook on the other side

The trick is to keep the heat low - then you have time to make a multi-coloured pancake and cook it evenly without browning the colours :)

See how much fun you can have - definitely worth the tiny bit of extra effort!

Taste test approved!

A novel way to teach them the alphabet?!