Residents and staff at the Chorleywood Beaumont care home had a fantastic Shrove Tuesday, better known as Pancake Day, spending the morning making the sugary treat.
Avni Fejzullau, the head chef at the home, gave attendees a masterclass in pancake-making and a pancake-making competition, with over one hundred of the batter-based desserts being made with sweet and savoury toppings alike.
Avni revealed his pancake tips: “My secret to the best pancakes is all in the whipping. Give it some elbow grease when mixing the batter and you’ll get perfect pancakes every time.
“I like experimenting with the fillings – the residents’ favourites are spinach and cheese, chocolate spread and banana and of course, good old-fashioned lemon and sugar!”
Ruth, a resident, spoke about how much she enjoyed the day: “I absolutely love Pancake Day, it takes me back to my childhood when my mother used to make us all pancakes and we’d all wait in turn for ours hoping the batter would stretch to another. We’ve had so much fun reminiscing and sharing our favourite recipes for fillings.”