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Holy crepe: pancake day is almost here!

Written by Samantha Burke

Forget Valentine’s day for a moment (but not all together please gentleman), because there is another important which is imminent and that is of course PANCAKE DAY!!

For centuries, the humble pancake has endured a special place in our hearts, perhaps because of its adaptability, or perhaps because it’s so goddamn tasty?

The classic combination of lemon and sugar is a favourite amongst British households. Although I somewhat suspect that Nutella may have become a nation’s favourite over the past couple of years!

No matter what you choose to cook this Pancake Day, the key to a perfect pancake is all in the preparation. With the right set of tools, even the clumsiest of cooks can learn to flip with finesse.

High street retailer Robert Dyas has put together a selection of the best utensils for the job for those looking to refine their crepe-making skills.

Making the Perfect Pancake

Measure out your ingredients carefully with this Salter Arc Platform Scale (£9.99) and this handy Pyrex 500ml Measuring Jug (£4.99).

Make sure there are no lumps in your batter by whisking well with this Kitchen Craft Professional Balloon Whisk (£5.99).

When it comes to pancakes, non-stick frying pans are an absolute must. This Tefal Extra Frying Pan (£20.99) is not only non-stick, it also has Tefal’s Thermo-Spot Technology to allow you to see when your pan has reached the optimal temperature for cooking.

Rather than using a spatula, use a turner with flexible edges that can slide in underneath your pancake easier. Prevent tears by using this OXO Good Grips Silicone Turner (£8.99).

Add the finishing touches to your pancake by using this Kitchen Craft Mini Grater (£1.29) to create chocolate curls.

So, whether you enjoy yours thick and fluffy or classically thin, Pancake Day is not something to forget.

Eat them for breakfast or try a savoury option for dinner, Pancake Day is a great opportunity to get together with your family enjoy the cooking experience together!

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