A flippin’ good time marking Pancake Day

Bluecoat School in Stamford held a pancake race on Tuesday, February 9 EMN-160902-113947001
Bluecoat School in Stamford held a pancake race on Tuesday, February 9 EMN-160902-113947001
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Children had a flippin’ good time as they marked Pancake Day.

Youngsters, staff and parents of the Bluecoat School in Stamford held their annual pancake races to mark Shrove Tuesday today (Tuesday, February 9).

Everyone shook off the winter blues, wrapped up warm and picked up their frying pans in good spirits excited to take part in the races.

The event finished with some of the staff and parents joining in much to the delight of the children, before they were able to indulge in some of the tasty treats.

Meanwhile, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue ran a poll on its Facebook and Twitter pages to find out what the county’s favourite pancake topping was, with hundreds of people taking to social media to cast a vote.

Proving that sometimes it’s best to stick to the traditional toppings, sugar and lemon came out on top, followed by golden syrup and chocolate spread. Not proving so popular were the savoury toppings including cheese and mushrooms.

Whatever filling you prefer, pick up some top tips on how to make the perfect pancakes every time and how to stay safe whilst doing it on Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s Facebook and Twitter page.

Shona Wright, community fire safety manager at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “We know that many people love Shrove Tuesday and get really passionate about what makes the perfect pancake and that’s why we wanted to run this poll.

“In homes all over the county tomorrow, people will be busy making their favourite pancake. It’s fun for everyone but please just remember to follow a few basic safety tips to stop your night going up in smoke.”

Remember, to stay safe:

· Never leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on.

· Turn off the hear when you’ve finished cooking your pancakes.

· Never try to move or pour water on a pan that has caught fire - turn off the heat if it’s safe to do so, get out, stay out and call 999.

For more information and advice on how to stay safe in your home please go to www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr.