There is lots to do during April in and around Windsor. Get your diary ready and see our list below of events taking place. Click on the link for more information. If you are planning to stay locally please get in touch to see how we can help with your accommodation requirements.
Pancake Day, otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday, falls on Tuesday 21st February this year. On this day pancakes are traditionally eaten as it is the day before the start of Lent when people used to fast for 40 days. The reason people ate pancakes specifically is because they are made of eggs, sugar and milk which were not eaten during the period of Lent. Nowadays we eat them just because they taste so good!! In order to help you celebrate Pancake Day here’s our recipe for the perfect pancakes:
140g plain flour
200ml whole milk
25g unsalted butter, melted
- Sift the flour with a pinch of salt into a bowl and make a well in the middle. Mix the milk and 100ml of water together. Break the eggs into the well and start whisking slowly. Carefully add the milk and water, whisking constantly and gradually mixing the flour in as you do so.
- Whisk until the batter is smooth. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes, and then whisk the melted butter into the batter.
- Heat the pan over a medium heat. Very lightly grease the pan with melted butter. Pour roughly 2 tbsp of batter into the pan. Use just enough batter to make a delicate, lacy pancake. Cook the pancake for about 45 seconds on one side until golden and then flip the pancake over and cook the other side for about 30 seconds.
- Slide the pancake out of the pan and either serve immediately or stack on a plate with baking parchment in between. Continue until all the batter is used up.
For toppings you can try the traditional lemon and sugar or golden syrup. Or you could go for melted chocolate and strawberries!
The Windsor and Eton Flippin Pancake Challenge 2012 is set to be bigger and better than ever this year with all teams encouraged to don the traditional pancake racing costume of the 15th century housewife. That means skirt, apron, headscarf and frying pan! The competition takes place tomorrow along the Royal Windsor Shopping area between 10.00-11.30am. A blog by Rosie.
There is so much going on in Windsor this Winter here’s a list of the best events to add to your diaries.
Firstly the Windsor Contemporary Art Fair which is taking place at the Windsor Racecourse on 12th and 13th November. Here you can expect to see a wonderful range of artwork including paintings, photography and sculpture from both well established artists and new talents. Pieces start from just £40 so it’s the perfect place to kick start your Christmas shopping.
On Saturday 19th November you can make your way to Windsor Town Centre to watch the switching on of the Christmas Lights. The festivities start with a traditional handmade lantern procession followed by live music on the main stage in front of the Castle. This year the lights are to be switched on by the stars of the Theatre Royal’s magnificent pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. The production of Sleeping Beauty runs from 7th December until closing night on the 7th January and stars Tony Christie and Brit Ekland. Tickets are now on sale.
You can also take the children for a truly magical Christmas experience on the 3rd of December when Santa will be visiting complete with sleigh and real-live Reindeer! Enjoy the marching band while the children have their photo taken with Santa.
Finally, Alexander Gardens will once again be transformed into a Winter Wonderland this year with the arrival of the Christmas Ice Rink on 10th December until 2nd January. A gentle skate around this beautiful park is the perfect way to end a day of Christmas shopping in fabulous Windsor.
Whatever your plans, AWL wishes all of our customers a wonderful start to the Christmas season. www.accommodationwindsor.com.