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Make your Pancake Day Truly Special & Stylish

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Frying pans at the ready it's time to flip those pancakes as it's Shrove Tuesday tomorrow.  Although Shrove Tuesdays' origins are from Christianity and signify the start of lent, the day has took a contemporary meaning in the form the celebration of pancakes.  On Tuesday we will be not only enjoying the taste of our pancakes, but amusing our families and friends with our tossing skills, or in many cases, lack of them.  To celebrate this day of batter, we have put together a collection of things you may need to make your Pancake Day truly special. One of the main ingredients of pancakes is eggs, but you don't want to just open your egg box and use, that's no fun.  You want to show your eggs off by displaying them in an decorative and stylish container, such as this sunshine yellow tin. [caption id="attachment_4738" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Egg Collecting Tin styled, Annabel James £8.95 Egg Collecting Tin styled, Annabel James £8.95[/caption] For a more traditional look and perfect for a rustic kitchen, how about this old-fashioned feeling egg holder. [caption id="attachment_4744" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Cream Wire Egg Basket, The Contemporary Home £8.50 Cream Wire Egg Basket, The Contemporary Home £5.00[/caption] You need to make sure you have the right proportion of flour to eggs, therefore a pair of scales would be an asset.  There is only one pair of scales to make you the star baker in the pancake world, not only will they accurately measure your ingredients but its classical design is bound to add a touch of chicness. [caption id="attachment_4735" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Great British Bake Off 5kg Kitchen Scales, The Hut £22.99 Great British Bake Off 5kg Kitchen Scales, The Hut £22.99[/caption] You have your eggs and the flour has been weighed to perfection, now it's time to whisk.  You want a whisk with a good grip that will also be comfortable to use as well of course as looking cool. [caption id="attachment_4733" align="aligncenter" width="620"]OXO Good Grips Balloon Whisk, Amazon £9.00 OXO Good Grips Balloon Whisk, Amazon £9.00[/caption] If you want a little assistance in the whisking department, then simply turn the handle of this sturdy stainless steel construction and watch your ingredients magically turn into batter. [caption id="attachment_4734" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Apollo Double Hand Held Egg Beater Whisk, East 2 Eden £4.00 Apollo Double Hand Held Egg Beater Whisk, East 2 Eden £4.00[/caption] Pour your batter into a measuring jug for easy portioning and more importantly pouring into your pan.  I thought the splash of green on the handle of this measuring jug added some fun, just what you need for Shrove Tuesday. [caption id="attachment_4732" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Kitchen Craft 3-Piece Colourworks Acrylic Measuring Jug Set, Amazon £11.95 Kitchen Craft 3-Piece Colourworks Acrylic Measuring Jug Set, Amazon £11.95[/caption] Now we get to the serious part of the recipe its time to turn your batter into a round golden creation, or in my world a "splodge", well not sure how to describe the creations that come out of my pan.  Whether your a 'stuck on the ceiling' type, or the 'stuck to the pan' type, Pancake Day is not about perfection its about having some fun.  (Sorry Mary Berry, I'm sure your pancakes are wonderful and delicious and practically perfect in every way). [caption id="attachment_4739" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Le Creuset Toughened Non Stick Crepe Pan 24cm, Richmond Cookshop (Was £75.00) Now £59.00 Le Creuset Toughened Non Stick Crepe Pan 24cm, Richmond Cookshop (Was £75.00) Now £59.00[/caption] If your beautifully formed pancake needs a little help to be removed from the pan, do it with glamour with this handcrafted olive wood spatula. [caption id="attachment_4736" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Eddingtons Olive Wood Spatula, John Lewis £5.00 Eddingtons Olive Wood Spatula, John Lewis £5.00[/caption] Your pancake is sat longingly on your plate, now it's time to taste.  The traditional way is to add lemon and sugar and even though I know you are a creative bunch, I am going to stuck to tradition.  Why?  Well I just couldn't resist this gorgeous lemon squeezer. [caption id="attachment_4747" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Alessi My Squeeze Citrus Lemon Squeezer Stainless Steel, Design 55 £37.00 Alessi My Squeeze Citrus Lemon Squeezer Stainless Steel, Design 55 £37.00[/caption] If you are more a juicer than a squeezer, then look no further than the Juicy Salif.  This durable product has become famous all over the world and is more a piece of art than just a piece of kitchenware.  Don't hide it away in a cupboard it was designed to be admired. [caption id="attachment_4737" align="aligncenter" width="407"]Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus Juicer, Design55 £49.00 Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus Juicer, Design55 £49.00[/caption] For the sugar, let's go retro with this fabulous 1960s style sugar shaker.  It's simply much easier and more fun than spooning sugar from a bag, and to be honest it looks great too. [caption id="attachment_4743" align="aligncenter" width="589"]Tala 1960s Sugar Shaker, Jarrold £7.00 Tala 1960s Sugar Shaker, Jarrold £7.00[/caption] We couldn't end without featuring a piece which was designed specifically 'In Celebration of Shrove Tuesday'. [caption id="attachment_4746" align="aligncenter" width="620"]In Celebration of Shrove Tuesday, Redbubble £19.00 In Celebration of Shrove Tuesday, Redbubble £19.00[/caption] If you love the tang in this cushion, then how about adding some Citrus inspired pieces to your home.  We have a touch of lemon fever for where you Eat Sleep Live Eat [caption id="attachment_4741" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Grow Your Own Lemon Tree Kit, Not on the High Street £9.95 Grow Your Own Lemon Tree Kit, Not on the High Street £9.95[/caption] Sleep [caption id="attachment_4731" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Laura Bedspread Lemon, Terrys Fabrics (Was £38.99) Now £29.99 Laura Bedspread Lemon, Terrys Fabrics (Was £38.99) Now £29.99[/caption] Live [caption id="attachment_4748" align="aligncenter" width="620"] 'When Life Gives You Lemons…' Print, Not on the High Street £28.00 'When Life Gives You Lemons…' Print, Not on the High Street £28.00[/caption]


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