The students of Harinui Syndicate enjoyed making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. We talked about the tradition of Shrove Tuesday and how people use up all the special treat foods in their cupboards before Ash Wednesday (when Lent begins.)
We looked at all the utensils we needed to cook our pancakes. We talked about the tools and their uses. We named them all. We looked at the ingredients, and felt and smelled them.
Mrs O’Grady helped us to measure the flour. We sifted it through a sieve to take out any lumps and add air to it.
We watched the egg cracking and took turns to mix it up and add it to the dry ingredients.
The milk goes in to the ingredients. We stirred it to make it smooth and runny. No one wants to have lumps in their pancakes!
We looked carefully at the consistency of our mix. That means how thick or thin it was and if it would drop of the spoon into the pan smoothly. We counted the pancakes as they went in to the pan, When the bubbles popped onto the surface we flipped them over. They looked golden brown and smelled fantastic!
We took turns to make pancakes. Using a spoon to measure in the batter mix and then flipping them over to cook on both sides.
We were very careful not to touch the hot sides of the pan. Everyone enjoyed taking turns. Mrs O’Grady and Mrs Green both helped us. We had two fry pans to cook with, so we got our turn to help without waiting for long. We had fun and learned a lot.