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There are so Many Things to Cook on Board!

Pancake Day is fast approaching and many of us will be getting ready ensuring we have all the key ingredients and fillings/toppings in place. There is a definite skill to cooking the perfect pancake and when it comes to tossing them, well that’s an art form of its own! But pancakes aren’t the only things you can cook on board…

Although our Norfolk Broads holiday boats are not hired out for Pancake Day many people like to have pancakes at other times of the year too. All our boats have an equipped kitchen, so as long as you have the ingredients, pancakes can be cooked and enjoyed on board (the height of pancake tossing may have to be lowered slightly!)

In fact, most of the meals you enjoy at home can be cooked on board. We asked our Facebook fans what they enjoy most to cook and eat on their boat, they said:

  • Full English breakfast
  • Pizza and garlic bread
  • Chicken chasseur
  • One pot curry
  • Slow cooked brisket
  • Steak, oven chips and salad
  • Pork or chicken in white wine sauce
  • Fresh fish
  • Stew
  • Risotto
  • Chilli

Some people even make up some meals to bring with them such as a beef wellington or casserole to cook on board. One thing to be mindful of is that although there is a fridge on board your boat, this is smaller than your fridge at home and is not designed to store frozen food. Many of the towns and villages around the Broads have shops where you can stock up on food supplies. Acle has and Co-op and Stalham has a Tesco store, so if you want to you can stock up on provisions before you leave the boatyard.

If you like a barbecue then these can be enjoyed at many mooring spots, some of which have specific barbeque points. If you are planning a barbecue always check that use of these is not prohibited where you are. If you fancy a night or nights away from cooking then the Broads has many great pubs and restaurants to visit. Many of these can be found in the new Eating Out in the Broads guide.