The staff and residents at a care home in Launceston have been mixing up batter and flipping pancakes for their annual Shrove Tuesday celebrations. 

The residents and staff at Kernow House made 76 pancakes in total, serving them up with fillings of everyone’s choice for all the eager staff and residents. 

A spokesperson said: “Our secret to the best pancakes is all in the whipping. Give it some elbow grease when mixing the batter and you’ll get perfect pancakes every time. 

“We like experimenting with the fillings — the residents’ favourites are chocolate spread and banana, fresh fruit and maple syrup and of course, good old fashioned lemon and sugar!

“We took a trolley around to all the units so we could offer pancakes to everyone. At one point there was a little too much smoke but we are proud to say, that we only set the fire alarm off once. It was a wonderful afternoon and now we have to decide what to give up for Lent. 

“Our varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities.”

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