I’m honoured to be a blog ambassador for the wonderful charity The Children’s Society. They are encouraging people to get social this Shrove Tuesday, and hold a fundraising pancake party, which is a fab way to raise awareness of their brilliant work. Not to mention vital funds to continue doing what they do best. There’s lots of useful info and links to their resources at the bottom of this post for anyone up for the challenge.
I don’t know about your kids, but mine are super excited at the prospect of eating tons of yummy pancakes next Tuesday. Especially as I’ve promised to make them a huge batch of my home made vegan nutella-like chocolate spread to go on the top. This is seriously good stuff people, but won’t leave you feeling guilty afterwards (always a bonus). I promise once you’ve given it a go and seen how easy and tasty it is, you will never go back to the shop bought variety. The only problem you’ll have is not scoffing the whole lot!
Food intolerance has been a huge problem in my family, and we now eat a diet completely free of all grains which works well for us. Over the years I’ve been rather creative with my pancake making, and this coconut recipe is my very best. These little beauties are full of protein, contain hardly any carbs, and are super easy to make. They only need a minute or two in the pan, and you don’t have to flip them in a dramatic way either, just use a little spatula.
My kids adore them with a drizzle of maple syrup on the top, or my nutty chocolate spread. Whether or not you have food intolerance to contend with in your house, I guarantee these will go down an absolute treat, on Shrove Tuesday or any other day.
Ingredients (for the spread)
100g hazelnut butter
60ml coconut oil
2 tbsp cocoa
1-2 tbsp maple syrup
– heat a tbsp of coconut oil in a non-stick pan over a high heat
– add tablespoonfuls of batter to the pan, three or four at a time
– fry the pancakes for 1-2 minutes on either side or until they have browned off and are cooked in the middle
– to make the spread simply combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well, then serve with the pancakes
This Shrove Tuesday why not use pancakes as an opportunity to help the most vulnerable children across the country have a better future?
Whether it’s a small get-together in your kitchen, a big party in your community, a twist on your Bake and Brew or something in between, every pancake counts. Just £3 from 7 guests would help a project worker give immediate support to a neglected child who is being manipulated by an adult to perform degrading sexual acts. By asking guests to make a donation, these yummy celebrations help us to continue our work to change the stories of disadvantaged young people.
Spread the word
You can use this poster to spread the word about your pancake party. The Children’s Society also have lots of other great resources you can use at your event to help your fundraising go further or spread the word about what they do.
If you would prefer, you can order resources over the phone by calling 0300 303 7000.
There are three ways to pay in donations
- Use the handy online paying-in form. Pay the money into your bank and then use this form to donate online.
- Order a giro. Simply take the money to your local bank with the giro and the funds will reach us.
- Write a cheque made out to ‘The Children’s Society’ and send Freepost to:
The Children’s Society
Edward Rudolf House
69-85 Margery Street