Messy Christmas fun!

Thanks everyone for coming along to our Messy Advent morning – we all got very sticky making fabulous Christmas biscuits as well as crafting advent snowmen, fluffy sheep and beautiful sparkly gift bags.

The little ones joined in with the baking fun using the home-made playdough in the toy kitchen, really easy literally done-in-10-minutes recipe here: https://www.iheartnaptime.net/play-dough-recipe/

Everyone welcome at our Christingle celebration on the 18th December at 6pm, and for all our hall user families (anyone who comes to playgroups, Brownies etc) our Church & Community Christmas Party at 3pm on the 14th December (make sure Helen knows you’re coming so she can tell Santa!).

Shrove Tuesday

It’s Shrove Tuesday so time to make pancakes!

At Messy Mardi Gras on Saturday morning we made and ate these pancakes – they are the drop scone type that are lovely with butter and jam, or stacked up and eaten with blueberries and syrup!

Makes about 12 small pancakes.

  • 225g plain flour
  • 2.5 tsps baking powder (or you can use self-raising flour, in which case only add a tsp of baking powder)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Enough milk to make the eggs up to 300ml

Method:

Note: if you make these in a large jug or a bowl with a lip, it’s much easier to pour the mixture into the pan than to use a spoon.

Mix the dry ingredients and make a well in the middle. Break the eggs into a measuring jug and add milk to make up to 300ml. Then add the milk & egg into the dry ingredients, a little at a time at first, so that you get a smooth batter.

You’re aiming for a similar thickness to double cream, so add less or more milk as required.

Heat a little oil or butter in a thick bottomed frying pan and pour in the batter to either make several small pancakes or one large one at a time.

The pancakes are ready for turning over when the tops are bubbling and the edges have started to set. The second side will take less time to cook – less than a minute in a hot pan.