Kids can help make these savoury pancakes, created as part of our Maisie Makes series. Top with creamy cheese sauce and bake in rolls
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Cooking leaf spinach
The easiest way to cook leaf spinach is to put it in a large colander, then sit the colander in a sink and slowly pour over a kettle of hot water. Leave the spinach to wilt and cool. When it’s cooled, squeeze out the water well and chop it up.
Catering for fussy eaters
This is a blueprint recipe that you can vary to cater for fussy eaters. The additional ingredients you choose are as countless as pizza toppings, but here are some that work well: fried mushrooms; chopped cherry tomatoes; cooked leeks; smoked haddock, cooked and flaked; cooked chicken, shredded; tinned tuna or sweetcorn.
What kids can learn from this recipe
PAN-FRYING: This is a great recipe to build up confidence and to learn how to cook safely with frying pans. Two other plus points are that there are no ingredients that will splutter hot fat and the batter doesn’t need to be cooked at a very high temperature. FLIPPING: This is a dextrous task that requires practice and confidence. Explain and show your child that they need to get the spatula under the pancake, then flip it quickly over onto the other side.