Pancakes With A Side Of Outdoor Toys Anyone?
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday,is a delightful occasion celebrated around the world. Traditionally, it marks the last day before the Christian season of Lent, a time of fasting and reflection. In recent years, the focus has shifted to celebrating with delicious pancakes, and what better way to enjoy this day than by incorporating it into outdoor play? In this blog, we'll explore creative ways to make Pancake Day a memorable adventure for children, combining the joy of cooking with the excitement of outdoor activities.
Adventure Walks with Electric Ride-On Cars and Buggies:
Kickstart your Pancake Day adventure with a thrilling outdoor exploration. Equip your little ones with one of our Licensed ride-on cars our 4x4 Buggy and embark on a journey through nature. Pack a pancake picnic with a variety of toppings and enjoy a pit stop in a scenic spot. If you want to extend the adventure, you can always purchase a spare battery. It's a fantastic way to combine the joy of driving with the pleasure of savouring delicious pancakes amidst the beauty of the outdoors.
Trampoline Pancake Picnics:
For a bouncing good time, take your pancake picnic to the garden trampoline. Let the children bounce away and burn some energy. When they are tired out you can lay out a blanket on the trampoline and watch while they are enjoying their tasty treats. It adds an extra layer of excitement to the traditional pancake experience, making it a playful and unique way to celebrate.
Climbing Frame Delights:
Elevate the Pancake Day celebration by taking the picnic to new heights—literally! Set up a pancake feast on a sturdy climbing frame or under it by covering it like a Teepee tent. The combination of climbing, sliding, and munching on pancakes creates a multisensory experience that kids will cherish. Just ensure safety measures are in place, and let the adventure unfold!
Mud Kitchen Pretend Play:
For a messy and imaginative twist, set up a mud kitchen for pretend pancake making. Use natural materials like mud, leaves, and twigs to create pancake-like shapes. Children can explore their creativity while engaging in sensory play, mimicking the pancake-making process in an outdoor setting.
Pancake Making Extravaganza:
Get the children involved in the kitchen by making pancakes together. Allow them to measure ingredients, mix the batter, and, of course, have a go at flipping pancakes (with supervision, of course). It's a hands-on activity that not only teaches valuable cooking skills but also enhances the excitement of Pancake Day.
Pancake Variety for All:
Consider catering to different preferences and dietary needs by offering a variety of pancakes. Thin or thick, large or small, and with various toppings like fruits, nuts, or syrups. For those with intolerances or allergies, explore alternative ingredients such as gluten-free flour, dairy-free milk, or egg substitutes to ensure everyone can indulge in the pancake festivities.
Thin Picnic Pancakes – Perfect to be eaten Cold!
2 Eggs (Can be substituted with 1 ripe banana)
300 ml Milk (Use whatever milk suits depending on allergies)
78 g Plain Flour (Or gluten-free flour)
0.5 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar (optional)
2 tbs Melted Butter
Whisk together egg and milk in a bowl. Mix in flour, salt (sugar) and melted Butter. Whisk it to a smooth batter and then let it rest in the fridge for an hour.
Melt a little butter in a pan and pour in 100-200 ml of batter, tilt the pan to allow the batter to spread out. Flip the pancake when the underneath side has turned golden.
When the pancakes have cooled down slightly, spread out the filling of choice (ex. Strawberry jam or Nutella and banana).
Roll them up and place in a plastic tub. Easy and generally mess-free to eat!
Thick Savoury Swedish Pancakes – Just as good cold as warm!
400 ml Flour
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
800 ml Milk
Butter to spread on the tray/dish
(Use whatever milk and butter alternatives for a milk-free option)
Turn on the Oven 225c
Mix flour, sugar and salt in a bowl.
Add half of the milk and whisk it to an even batter.
Mix in the eggs.
Whisk in the remaining milk and keep whisking until its completely smooth.
While you let it rest for 10 minutes, cut the bacon into smaller pieces and fry in a pan.
Spread the bacon our in a greased dish (roughly 30 x 40 cm) and pour the batter over.
Put it in the oven for 30-40 minutes. (Cover with tinfoil if it is going to dark). Can be eaten hot or cold and is best served with some cranberry jam!
Pancake Day is not just a time for flipping pancakes in the kitchen but an opportunity to create lasting memories through outdoor adventures and creative play. Whether it's cruising in electric ride-on cars, bouncing on trampolines, conquering climbing frames, or pretending in mud kitchens, the possibilities are endless. So, this Pancake Day, mix up the batter, head outdoors, and savour the joy of pancakes in the most delightful and adventurous ways!