Transform your pancakes into a beautiful princess with a few simple and delicious decorations. With flowing chocolate locks, a golden lemon curd crown, fluffy pink marshmallow cheeks and juicy strawberry lips, this princess pancake is not only pretty, but tasty too. Give it a go this Pancake Day!
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.
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 approx 11cm (4½in) round. 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.
Pour out a 10cm square of mixture for the crown and cook for about 30 seconds, then flip and cook for 15-30 seconds. Then pour out 3 or 4 curved lengths to attach together for the hair (it’s tricky to flip if it’s all connected). Cook for about 20 seconds, then flip and cook for 15 seconds. Set aside with the other cooked pancake pieces. Repeat this process three more times to make more Princess face pancakes.
Place the round face on a large plate, place the hair around the face trimming to make it piece together. Spread the hair with chocolate spread and drag through a fork to make it look like hair. Trim the square pancake to look like a crown and brush with lemon curd. Place gold balls on the tips of the crown and add a row along the base.
Use two pink marshmallows for rosy cheeks (halve them if they are large), use a white marshmallow for a nose and halve a green grape length ways for the eyes. Using the writing icing draw pupils on the eye, draw eyebrows above and some pretty eyelashes. Thinly slice a strawberry, take one slice and cut it into a triangle and place it onto the Princess' chin, point up. Then add a strawberry slice to the left hand and right hand sides of the triangular slice to make lips. Finally finish with some edible flowers to go in the hair of your Princess.
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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