This year, 2021, Pancake day falls on Tuesday 16th February.
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday precedes Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday.
Lent is a period of 40 days of fasting recognised by the Christian Church and is an imitation of the sacrifice and fasting that Jesus undertook in the desert before he began his public ministry.
Pancakes are made to use up all of the rich foods such as eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 day fast.
Pancakes are simple to make I use a quarter cup measure which is perfect for one egg and use the same amount of plain flour and milk. Alternatively 1 egg, 60ml of milk and 60g of flour should see you right. This mix should get about 5 to 6 pancakes. For more pancakes just simply double the ingredients.
Whisk it all together in a jug or bowl. I wipe my pan over with vegetable oil then pop it on the hob to heat up. Keep watch as it doesn’t take long and you don’t want the oil to start burning.
Pour a thin layer of the batter into the pan, and swill it round until it covers the base, after about a minute flip it over (you can just use a spatula you don’t need any special flipping skills!) and cook the other side.
After two or three pancakes I wipe the pan over again with oil but be careful as the pan will now be hot!
Now all you have to do is enjoy them!
My favourite toppings are sugar and lemon or banana and Nutella. You can top them with anything you like though.
Other Pancake Topping Include:
Strawberries and Nutella
Mascarpone, honey and figs
Berries and yoghurt
Peanut butter and Banana
Happy Flipping everyone, enjoy your pancakes.