The perfect ingredient for Pancake Day
Get kids into cookery this Shrove Tuesday with an interactive guide to making pancakes
If you’re reading this in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and parts of the Commonwealth, then you may well think of today, Shrove Tuesday, more fondly as Pancake Day, when many cook, eat and enjoy wonderful slabs of fried batter.
Children are particularly keen on this festivity, even if some younger kids find it hard to grasp just you get from eggs, flour and milk to such a tasty treat.
Fortunately, we have the solution. Pancakes! is a fun, interactive cookbook for younger readers. Its simple, straightforward recipe text walks readers through each step of cooking pancakes, while the interactive novelty features, such as pull-tabs, wheels, and a punch-out piece, invite them to participate in the process.
Young cooks can even pop out a paper ‘pancake’ from the book’s page, flip it over, and admire its deliciously browned side. You can find out more about the book and buy a copy here.
Meanwhile, for a more grown-up guide to pancake cooking, try the Nordic versions of the dish in The Nordic Cookbook; crepes in France: The Cookbook and Spain: The Cookbook; a Northern Italian recipe with chickpea flour in The Silver Spoon; coconut and rice pancakes in India: The Cookbook; a traditional, straightforward version from Rose Bakery in How to Boil an Egg; and even a Japanese vegan version in Vegan: The Cookbook.