Happy Pancake Day!

I can’t believe that today is Pancake Day already!!  I’m mean how fast is time flying?!!

Pancake Day is a big thing in the UK… I vividly remember having school assembly when I was about 8 years old and being told what it was all about!

Traditionally Pancake Day (as we Brit’s call it!) is known by the Christian Calendar as Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent….

“The expression “Shrove Tuesday” comes from the word shrive, meaning “confess.”Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. The term Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday

Pancake

So then with this in mind below is a basic recipe to make your scrummy pancakes 🙂

Ingredients

For the pancake batter:

110g/4oz plain flour, sifted
pinch of salt
2 eggs
200ml/7fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3fl oz water
50g/2oz butter

Topping:

Caster sugar
Fresh lemons to squeeze

How to Make

  1. Sift flour and salt into a large bowl and mix
  2. Create a well in the centre of the flour and break in the eggs
  3. Whisk in the eggs then gradually add the milk
  4. Don’t worry if it is a bit lumpy, keep mixing until all the lumps are gone
  5. Next put a little of the butter into a hot frying pan and roll it around so all the pan is coated
  6. Make sure the pan is very hot!  Dollop in 2 tablespoons of batter mix and “coat” the pan with the batter
  7. It will take less than a minute to cook on one side -to check carefully lift one edge when it is ready to flip it will be slightly golden underneath!
  8. Now for the fun bit 😉 using two hands and making sure everyone is standing well back toss the pancake high into the air try to catch it in the pan 🙂
  9. Once cooked on both sides slip pancake onto a plate and sprinkle with fresh lemon juice and sugar 😀

Simple, Yummy, Scrummy!! 😀

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