Aren’t pancakes flippin’ good

HOPE FOR THE BEST: Justine Lewis takes on the all-important pancake flip outside her cafe in Long Melford on Tuesday.
HOPE FOR THE BEST: Justine Lewis takes on the all-important pancake flip outside her cafe in Long Melford on Tuesday.

HUNGRY mouths were given a taste of something sweet on Pancake Day.

At Bizzi Beans Cafe in Long Melford on Tuesday, customers had the choice of American-themed pancakes – complete with chocolate and maple syrup – or the more traditional English variety drizzled with lemon juice and sugar.

It was the first time the cafe in Cherry Lane Garden Centre had run such an event, and owner Justine Lewis said that despite a few batter-caked ceiling panels, the day had been a success.

“It was great and we had lots of people coming in for a Shrove Tuesday treat,” said Mrs Lewis, who has run the eatery with husband Todd for two-and-a-half years.

“We let people have a go at flipping their pancakes and I think the general consensus was the traditional variety were the best, although those who tried the American style enjoyed them.”

Mrs Lewis also revealed the secret to the perfect pancake.

“You need a nice hot pan, very little oil and then you don’t want to touch it until the edges start coming away,” she said. “You have to be patient but it’s worth it.”