An egg-cellent time was had by all when a Sanctuary Care home in Wantage enjoyed pancakes galore.
The team and residents at Wantage Nursing Home celebrated Shrove Tuesday with an abundance of flipping and topping as the Garston Lane home enjoyed themed competitions.
The residents put their culinary skills to the test when they created delicious toppings on their pancakes, which were judged by the home’s activities assistants Wendy Pill and Liliana Fludra.
Whether they like theirs sweet or savoury, an abundance of sugar, syrup, honey, fruit, jam, ice cream and other delicious treats were used.
Sharing her secrets to the perfect topping, Shelia Penney, 82-year-old resident, said: “I make pancakes every year and I only ever put sugar and lemon on top.”
While channelling her inner Mary Berry, Wendy said: “I had the best job of the day tasting all the different flavours and toppings our residents put together – they were all delicious!”
The team, residents and their loved ones also got competitive in the home’s ‘Highest Pancake Flip’ and ‘Pancake Eating’ competitions.
Tucking into the home’s pancake feast, Win Causer, who is 87 years old added: “I have never really made pancakes but I really enjoyed eating them with everyone!”
Wendy continued: “Every year our residents look forward to Shrove Tuesday with great excitement, as it’s a day they have always celebrated and many of them have fond memories of making pancakes with loved ones when they were younger.
“We always pull out all the stops to ensure they have a fantastic day, eat some delicious pancakes - and have a great laugh at our expense!”