We have been enjoying ourselves this week making pancakes in preparation for Shrove Tuesday next week.

Here we are working as a team to measure the ingredients and mix the batter together:

“Please can we have some more?” is a question we have heard many, many times this week.

Baking is a great way to have fun, as well as practise our maths skills and our cutting skills. We had to read the recipe, measure the ingredients and use tools and equipment safely. Here is the recipe we used if you would like to have a go at making your own pancakes at home! Let us know on Tapestry if you make them and what delicious toppings you have on them!

Recipe for pancakes


  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying



  • STEP 1

Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.

  • STEP 2

Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.

  • STEP 3

Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.

  • STEP 4

When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.

How you can support your child at home:

  • Encourage them to help in the kitchen at home, laying the table or finding ingredients
  • Enhance their maths skills by weighing and measuring ingredients for a favourite recipe
  • Talk about how to have a healthy, balanced diet and what this might look like
  • Write your own recipes to share with us on Tapestry.