Looking for simple yet tasty snack options that kids can help create? Look no further than these delicious recipes using an Australian pantry staple, McKenzie’s Bi-Carb soda.

Pancakes make a great afternoon or after school snack for kids and grownups alike. McKenzie’s Simple Pancake recipe includes ingredients that you’re likely to already have in your cupboards, allowing for a convenient cooking session.

Looking for a rainy day activity or a sweet treat to impress guests? McKenzie’s Honeycomb recipe is a fun experiment to tackle with kids (and it is sure to satisfy the ultimate sweet tooth).


Find these recipes below:

  • Meat Tenderiser – ​rubbing dry Bi-Carb on meat prior to cooking helps tenderise the meat.
  • Honeycomb Recipe – ​Ingredients: 4 tbs golden syrup, 2 tsps water, 1 cup white sugar, 3 tsps McKenzie’s Bi-Carb.


  1. Grease a 20 cm square cake tin.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat golden syrup, water and sugar. Bring to a boil & simmer on low heat for 5-10 mins.
  3. Remove pot from heat and add Bi-Carb, mixing quickly. The mixture will foam and triple in size. Pour into cake tin and allow to set.
  • Simple Pancake Recipe – ​Ingredients: 1 ½ cups milk, 1 egg, 2 tsps vanilla extract, 2 cups self-raising flour, ¼ tsp McKenzie’s Bi-Carb, ⅓ cup caster sugar, 30g butter (melted).


  1. Whisk milk, egg and vanilla together. Sift flour and Bi-Carb in separate bowl. Stir in the sugar. Make a well in the centre and add milk mixture. Whisk until just combined.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add butter to pan. Using ¼ cup mixture per pancake, cook pancakes until bubbles appear on surface. Flip over and cook for a further 3 mins or until cooked through. Repeat with remaining mixture, brushing pan with butter between batches. Serves 12.


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