After all the mess and fun of a Shrove Tuesday, unfortunately there has to be a clean up.
But fear not, we’ve got some fab tips to making sure you’re place will be looking spick and span in no time.
Now first things first- if you’ve got any left over batter, you don’t have to throw it away just yet. Transfer it into a bottle (a ketchup bottle works great) and keep it in the fridge. Then when the urges takes you, it’s ready to squeeze straight into the pan. It’ll only keep for around 2 days though, so make sure you mark on the bottle when it’s made.
And with flour making it’s way onto pretty much every surface on the kitchen, it can be a nightmare to clean. You wipe down the surfaces, but once it’s dried it looks like you’ve just smeared it all over the place. It sticks to your cloth or sponge too, and is a nightmare to get out. Try swapping your sponge for disposable wipes and you’ll get a clean surface again in no time.
It’s not only the loose flour that can be a hassle though. Kids tend to get their hands mucky and then wander around leaving residue everywhere! With raw egg in the batter, this can be a risk to their health. Make sure you wipe down all the surfaces and handles to get rid of the mess and use an antibacterial spray to stop germs spreading.
Things can get a little out of hand away from the surfaces too. Your whisk sends batter flying high and the tap can create some huge splashbacks, and often this means that our blinds end up covered in food. They’re not ruined though. Most fabrics will wipe clean easily, but if you’ve got a trickier fabric, one of guides to cleaning blinds should get it sorted sharpish.