Lace heart shaped pancake recipe

Lace heart shaped pancake recipe

Perfect for pancake day or Valentine's day, whip up these quick and easy pancakes for your kids to enjoy

Lacepancakes

Image: Heart on a Plate by Emma Marsden 

These lacy treats are as yummy as they look. Surprise your little ones with this creative take on pancakes for pancake Tuesday. All you need is a squeeze bottle and a steady hand.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 150g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Good pinch of salt
  • 25g golden caster sugar
  • Good pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • 50ml milk
  • 30g butter, melted and cooled
  • Vegetable oil
  • Icing sugar, for dusting 

You’ll also need:

  • Large squeezy bottle
  • Large-hole funnel

Method

  1. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon, then make a well in the middle.Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, milk and butter in a jug. Pour into the well in the flour mixture and stir gently to make a thick batter. Pour half the mixture into a large squeezy bottle using a large-holed funnel.
  2. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat until hot. Add about ½ teaspoon vegetable oil and smear it over the base with kitchen paper. Squeeze the outline of a heart into the pan, then add dots around the edges. Pipe patterns inside the heart.
  3. When the batter has set and is golden underneath, flip it over with a palette knife. Cook the other side for a minute or so until completely cooked. Slide onto a plate and keep warm while you make the other pancakes, re-oiling the pan and refilling the squeezy bottle as necessary. Serve dusted with icing sugar.

Recipe from Heart on a Plate by Emma Marsden (£9.99, Square Peg). 

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