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
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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