Pancake Day only comes around once a year, so make sure you have all the equipment you need to make delicious crepes and fill the cupboards with tasty toppings for all the family to enjoy.
We’ve picked our top essentials so you can cook up a storm in the kitchen this year and make some enviable treats.
Prepare For The Mess
Things can get a little messy on Pancake Day. Batter and an array of sauces can end up going everywhere and unless you’re a pro-flipper you might even end up wearing your pancakes. To keep clothes clean this year, this Peony Apron from House of Fraser is the ideal purchase and will help you tackle the baking head on. It also features a handy front pocket to keep utensils close by, ready for the next batch.
Make light work of preparing the batter this year with this retro cream Stand Mixer from Smeg. Featuring a 4.8L steel bowl, you can make enough mixture to feed the family and it will do the hard work for you so you can create the perfect batter mix every time. But the baking fun doesn’t need to stop there - you and the family can make some baked delights throughout the year, experimenting with tasty cake and biscuit recipes for an afternoon treat.
Once the batter has been mixed and is ready to cook, it’s important to ensure you have the perfect pan for the pancakes to take shape. What could be better than this crepe pan from Debenhams, designed with an aluminium non-stick coating so the heat is evenly distributed for a perfect bake. It also features a stay cool soft grip handle. Why not start a friendly competition amongst the family to see who can successfully flip the most pancakes? Minus points for any that stick to the ceiling!
Home Collection Black Non-stick Crepe Pan, £17.60, from Debenhams
It’s one step to make the pancakes, but it’s another to find the perfect toppings to make them come to life. Marks and Spencer have got a great selection of ingredients so you can transform your fluffy pancakes into a luxury afternoon treat. From blueberry and pecan to caramel sauce and banana, they have a delicious array of sweet indulgences which are all available to buy in store ahead of the day.
Delicious home-made ice cream is a great way to compliment a freshly prepared pancake. This Magimix ice cream maker is a wonderful tool for making a selection of ice creams and sorbets to enjoy with your crepes – finish with a generous helping of sauce or syrup to complete the dish. It’s also easy to clean so you can tidy up quickly at the end of your baking session.
Magimix 1.1 Le Glacier Ice Cream Maker, £39.99, from Argos
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