With half term upon us and in need of some quality time and fun with Abbie, this was the perfect Halloween themed activity for the two of us.
Obviously I love being in the kitchen and so does she, so I thought we would have a go at these Spider Web Pancakes by Lyle’s using their Lyle’s Golden Syrup as a topping, which in my opinion is a must on top of Pancakes!
They have lots more delicious recipes including Halloween themed ones on their website which you can find here Lyle’s Golden Syrup.
I have included the Spider Web Pancakes recipe below which we had a go at for anyone else interested in making them. Abbie loves mixing, so it was perfect to get her involved and she even had a go at doing the spider webs.
SPIDER’S WEB PANCAKES
These creepy crawly pancakes are perfect for breakfast or dessert. And they’re good for you too. Spooky!
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 12-15 minutes
150g Plain Flour
Pinch of Salt
2 tbsp unsweetened Cocoa Powder
A few drops of Vegetable Oil
2 Kiwi Fruit, peeled
Lyle’s Golden Syrup Breakfast Bottle
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
1 Put the flour, salt, eggs and milk into a mixing bowl and whisk together to make a smooth batter. Pour about one quarter of this batter into a separate bowl and beat in the cocoa powder to make chocolate batter.
2 Put the chocolate batter into a squeezy bottle (you could use a rinsed-out washing up bottle for this).
3 Heat a non-stick frying pan and add a few drops of vegetable oil. Remove from the heat. Using the squeezy bottle, carefully pour in concentric circles of chocolate batter, then ‘draw’ a few lines from the middle of the pan to the outside, so that you are making a spider’s web pattern. Heat gently until just set.
4 Ladle plain batter over the surface of the ‘web’. Cook gently until the batter sets on the surface, then flip the pancake over to cook the other side. Make 4 pancakes like this, keeping them in a warm place as you make them.
5 To make the ‘spiders’, cut slices of kiwi fruit for the bodies, with thin pieces for the legs. Place on the pancakes as you make them, then position the blueberries on top for the eyes.
6 Make ‘flies’ out of raisins, with flaked almonds for the wings. Serve, drizzled with Lyle’s Golden Syrup.
Cook’s tip: Check out the website at lylesgoldensyrup.com for more inspirational recipes.
We really enjoyed making (and eating) these together and it’s given me inspiration for some fun Pancake combinations in the future! We were both a bit sticky afterwards but it was worth it to see her big grin, she was so proud of the Pancakes!
Hope you enjoy them too.
This post was sponsored and recipe provided by Lyle’s Golden Syrup, proud sponsor of Great British Bake Off, all other words and opinions are my own.