BANISH BURNS ON PANCAKE DAY (05/02/08) With Antony Worrall Thompson Wednesday 9 January 2008 PDF Print Pancake Day is a great opportunity to have family fun flipping pancakes and creative time making fillings and toppings. But take care to avoid hazards such as burned fingers from touching the pan and burns to the hands and forearms from poorly flipped pancakes. When figures were last compiled by the government they indicated cooking pancakes could send around 250 people to hospital, with the vast majority being children suffering burns from hot frying pans while trying their hand in the kitchen and mostly while tossing a pancake. This year, protect yourself and your family with Antony Worrall Thompson’s extra long oven mitt that offers full protection to the hand and forearm – perfect for pancake flipping. And keep batter blobs and oil splashes at bay with Antony’s aprons which are fully adjustable to fit most adults and children. The Antony Worrall Thompson kitchen linen range comes in four designs (Classic, Girano, Viva and Urban) and colours from classic black kitchen wear to contemporary red and black, or denim with ivory trim. All comply with the British Standard to ensure maximum protection against heat while maintaining functionality and style. Each item carries Antony’s signature for added professional inspiration in the kitchen. Antony says: “Pancake Day is a great opportunity for family fun. Making the batter is a doddle for children and assembling their own fillings and toppings is always a hit. But do take care: cover up clothes, arms and hands and help children hold heavier pans. Another tip is to cook the pancakes on the rear hobs to avoid any accidents while children are close by the oven.” How to buy The AWT kitchen linen range can be found at branches of TK Maxx, Country Baskets, Big Label Company, Musgraves (Eire) and online at www.awtonline.co.uk. Prices are: Extra Long Mitt £4.49; Apron £5.99. For Perfect Batter, Antony suggests… Sift 175g of flour into a bowl and add a pinch of salt and 2tsp of caster sugar. Add two large free range eggs and one egg yolk and beat to combine. Mix 150ml of milk and 150ml of water and add this slowly, stirring until the batter is covered in bubbles. Allow it to stand in a cold place for one hour. This will make six large pancakes. Try a new topping Why not let the lemons and maple syrup have a rest this year and try this recipe instead from Antony’s new book, Real Family Food (Published by Mitchell Beazley priced £16.99 from all good book shops.) • Banana & Chocolate Fudge Sauce - Mix together 115g of cream cheese, 150g Greek yoghurt and 2 tbsp of runny honey. Set aside. Beat 115g unsalted butter with 115g of light muscovado sugar and 25g of cocoa powder. Place in a saucepan with 4 tbsp of golden syrup and 150ml of single cream. Over a medium heat, stir until it simmers and the sauce comes together. Once the pancakes are cooked, spread over the yoghurt filling, add chopped banana slices and roll up the pancake. Then drizzle over the chocolate fudge sauce! Notes to Editors: • Some Pancake Trivia… o The first recorded Pancake Race was in Olney, Buckinghamshire in 1445 o The first recipe for pancakes appeared in an English cookbook in the 15th Century o The largest pancake made and flipped in Rochdale in 1994 – it was 15m in diameter, weighed 3 tonnes and packed an estimated 2 million calories! • Treatment for Minor Burns (see www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk) o Cool the skin using cool or tepid water for between 10-30 minutes, ideally within 20 minutes of the injury happening. This will prevent the burn getting worse. o If the burn is on a large area or particularly painful seek professional medical advice. If possible cover the burn with a clean, clear plastic bag until you see a professional as this will help prevent any infection. This is particularly suitable for burns on your hand. o Don’t interfere with the burn or attempt to break the blister when it forms. For more information, images and samples contact Minx PR representatives: Katherine Selby (0208 657 4422 / email@example.com) and Michelle Redmond (0208 288 0849 / firstname.lastname@example.org) This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of PR Workshop in the following categories: Home & Garden, Women's Interest & Beauty, Food & Drink, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.