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Pancakes, farmhouse breakfast and a chance to win £1500!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Shrove Tuesday – better known as Pancake day – is just around the corner on 16 February.  In origin, Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French) is a traditional pre-Lent feast and is now carnival time around the world, most famously in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Why not check out some of the pancake recipes on the site?  They can be sweet or savoury, a quick snack or a complete meal and are always fun to make. Click on the recipes below to find out how to make them:

Sweet mini pancakes

Savoury pancakes

Breakfast pancakes with compote

Have you entered the Inspire! Competition yet?  It is open to all teachers of students aged 11-14 years across the UK. Teachers can enter by submitting original classroom ideas, resources and lesson plans; and there’s a great prize of £1500 for the winning entry.  The closing date is 20 April, so there’s still time to enter.  Find out more at

Farmhouse breakfast week ran from 24 to 30 January, with lots of publicity about the benefits of a healthy breakfast to start your day, and hundreds of events celebrating the great variety of breakfast foods.  If you missed it don’t worry, there’s lots of breakfast-related ideas on the site which you can use throughout the year.