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Move 2 Lose Pancake Day

Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent, because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.
Will you give up something for lent? I was so good in STOPtober and did not have one biscuit for the whole month of October and then as we all know the habits slip back over the Christmas holidays so I’m going to give us biscuits for lent. What will you do?
6 Pancake Topping Ideas
INGREDIENTS:
·       1 ½ cups plain flour
·       1 tablespoon baking powder
·       1 tablespoon caster sugar
·       3 eggs
·       1 cup milk
·       50g unsalted butter, melted
·       1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
PANCAKE TOPPINGS
·       1. Coconut yoghurt, granola and nectarine
·       2. Mascarpone, raspberries and passionfruit curd
·       3. Cream cheese and strawberry compote
·       4. Ricotta, baby rocket, roast cherry tomatoes and balsamic glaze
·       5. Garlic mushrooms, Persian fetta and chives
METHOD:
 PANCAKES
1.    In a large bowl, whisk the flour baking powder, sugar and a pinch of salt together. In a large jug whisk eggs, milk, butter and vanilla, if using. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and whisk in milk mixture to make a smooth batter
2.    Heat a large, lightly greased non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches of 3, pour ¼ cups of batter into the pan. Cook pancakes for 1-2 minutes, until bubbles break on the surface and underside is golden brown. Flip over and cook for 1 minute
3.    Stack and serve the pancakes with maple syrup and blueberries. Or choose from one of our sweet and savoury topping ideas.
PANCAKE TOPPINGS
1.    Add a dollop of coconut yogurt to your pancake. Top with a scattering of granola and slices of nectarine.
2.    Spread pancakes with mascarpone and top with a tumble of raspberries and drizzle with passion fruit curd.
3.    Add a smear of cream cheese to your pancake and top with a strawberry compote.
4.    Spread pancake with ricotta. Top with spinach, cherry tomatoes and add a drizzle of balsamic.
5.    Top your pancake with garlic mushrooms, a few cubes of fetta and a scatter of chopped chives.
Number 1 for me please.

Classes Next Week

A little while ago I mentioned that every now and again I would take some time off and call this “family time”
Classes will be closed on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th

Leap year – do you know why?

A common year has 365 days and a leap year 366 days, with the extra–or intercalary–day designated as February 29. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun, which is about 365¼ days.
Do we have anyone that has a birthday on February 29th?
Have a good day everyone, looks a little windy and dark outside but I know some of you are caught up in a sand storm, or just returned after lovely warm holidays. Welcome back to the rainy, wet, miserable UK.
See you soon
Julie

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