Our Christmas Cornucopia

Lewes late night shopping is this Thursday 6th December and we’ll be open until late to celebrate the start of Christmas. It’s a magical evening in Lewes; roads are closed, christmas decorations are revealed and the town twinkles with fairy lights.

This year there’s a light show outside the Law Courts at 6pm, bands are playing at Union Music, there’s a vintage fair in the All Saints Centre, live music outside the Nutty Wizard (practically on our doorstep!) and the ever brilliant Ska Toons will be headlining at 9pm on the main stage in the precinct.

Pop in and visit us for some festive cheer Buttercup style! We’ll be serving christmas crepes, churros con chocolat, mulled spiced apple juice, hot chocolates with lashings of cream and much more. Plus you’ll be one of the first to see our Christmas Cornucopia – an eclectic and festive pop-up shop created by Lewes artists and makers at The Buttercup Cafe. We have handcrafted delights and beautiful jewellery for sale this month in our downstairs dining room. Do pop in to find some amazing presents.

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Pancake Day at The Buttercup

Tossing the Pancake, George Cruikshank 1837 : Taken from the wonderful website http://www.victorianlondon.org

Hurray for pancake day. Claire’s getting giddy as she’s warming up her crepe hot plate. Tomorrow we’ll be serving pancakes throughout the day; pancakes to suit all your whims and fancies.

10am – 12 : American style hot pancakes with maple syrup.

12 – 2pm: Galette: Wholemeal, savoury crepes (for veggies and meaties).

2pm – 4pm: Teatime traditionals: Pancakes with lemon juice& sugar, blueberries or Nutella.

Our Buttercup top tip for making perfect pancakes is to make the batter tonight and leave it in the fridge overnight.

If you’d like advice about how to make the best crepes and pancakes at home, then do check out Diana Henry’s latest article in The Telegraph or you can watch Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s video on how to make perfect pancakes (great film for kids).