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How to Make Tie and Moustache Pancakes

Why not wake your dad up this Father’s Day with these delicious American-style pancakes? We’ve created these pancakes in fun bow tie and moustache shapes using cookie cutters, and then decorated them with chocolate or served them with a drizzle of lemon for a hint of British tradition. Yum! Our recipe is versatile, so you can add any ingredients you like to the batter, such as berries or chocolate chips, and serve them with anything you like, such as syrup or bacon. Whichever way you choose to serve up these pancakes, we guarantee the whole family will love them - especially dad!

  • Kids Crafts
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

You Will Need:

  • Prep and Cooking Time: Approx. 30 minutes - Makes 10 pancakes
  • 200g of Self-Raising Flour
  • 300ml of Milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1tbsp of Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • 100g of Cooking-Chocolate (to decorate)
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cooking-Oil
  • 1 Pinch of Salt


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Large Jug
  • Medium Heatproof Bowl
  • Whisk or Electric Hand Whisk
  • Large Non-Stick Frying Pan
  • Non-Stick Spatula
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Moustache and Bow Tie Cookie Cutters
  • Flour Sifter
  • Tongs
  • Mixing Spoon


  1. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and then add the baking powder and a pinch of salt.

  2. In a large jug, add the milk and egg. Using a hand whisk or an electric whisk, beat the ingredients until they’re well combined.

  3. Create a well in the centre of the flour and then pour in ¼ of the milk mixture. Using a hand whisk or an electric whisk, beat the ingredients while continuing to add the milk mixture. Then, add the melted butter. Once all the ingredients have been added to the bowl, continue to beat the batter until it’s smooth.

  4. Add a teaspoon of cooking oil to the frying pan and heat it on a medium temperature. Using tongs, place the cookie cutters into the frying pan and then pour enough batter into each cutter to fill the shape. Cook the pancakes in the cookie cutters on one side, and then carefully remove the cutters using the tongs. Flip the pancakes over to cook on the opposite side and then transfer them to a plate to cool. Cook as many pancakes as you can until you run out of batter.

  5. Fill a medium saucepan with water and heat it on the hob until simmering. Place the cooking chocolate into a heatproof bowl and then sit it over the saucepan. Make sure the water touches the base of the bowl and doesn’t spill over the sides of the pan. Using a mixing spoon, gently stir the chocolate until it’s melted and smooth.

  6. Decorate your pancakes with the melted chocolate or keep them simple with a squeeze of lemon juice, and then serve and enjoy!