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Clown pancake face recipe

Clown pancake face recipe

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Clown around this Pancake Day and transform your pancakes into this fun circus character with a few simple and delicious decorations. This pancake creation features a colourful hat made of strawberry slices, fruity banana eyes, and a delicious bow tie made from whipped cream with blueberry polka dots. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 30 mins to prepare and 10-15 mins to cook
  • 492 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 250g plain flour
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 30g butter, melted and cooled
  • 300ml whole milk
  • sunflower oil, for frying

To decorate

  • strawberries, sliced
  • banana, sliced
  • raspberries, whole and halved
  • red apple, segmented
  • blueberries
  • spray cream

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    21g 31%
  • Saturates

    10g 51%
  • Sugars

    16g 18%
  • Salt

    0.6g 11%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 65.3g Protein 13.7g Fibre 4.9g


  1. Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix to combine. Beat in the eggs, melted butter and milk until smooth then transfer to a jug so it is easy to pour.
  2. Heat a large non-stick pan over a low heat. Lightly brush with sunflower oil and pour a round shape of mixture for the head, approximately 9cm x 9cm. Cook for 30 seconds – the top of the pancake will bubble slightly then turn it over and cook for a further 15-20 seconds. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Repeat twice more, but make one slightly longer and thinner for the bow tie and the other more triangular for the hat. Then make two small rounds for the ears, approx 5cm wide. Cook for 15-30 seconds, turn and cook for a further 15 seconds. Set aside with the other cooked pancake pieces. Repeat three more times to make more clown face pancakes.
  4. Place the oval face on a large plate, tuck the two round ears under the face slightly. Cut the long thin pancake into a bow tie shape and trim the triangular pancake to look like a hat.
  5. Layer strawberry slices over the hat, use banana slices topped with blueberries for eyes, a raspberry for a nose, a halved raspberry for the inside of the ears and an apple segment for the mouth. Use the spray cream to top the hat with a bobble and spray little bobbles onto the tie. Decorate with blueberries.

Tip: Make sure your pancake batter isn't to thick and cook them very gently over a low steady heat because you want them cooked but not coloured so you can decorated them as faces.

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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

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