We are so looking forward to our pancakes this evening … are you making some if so follow this fool proof recipe – the kids will love them.
Basic pancake recipe (makes about 12 small pancakes)
▪ 100g white plain flour
▪ 1 egg
▪ 150ml milk
▪ 150ml water
▪ 1 teaspoon olive oil (plus more for greasing the pan)
Sift the flour into a bowl, make a well in the centre and break in the egg.
Add a little milk and stir gently. Add the rest of the milk slowly and stir until smooth. Stir in the water and oil and beat for one minute.
(If you have an electric whisk bung all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until you have a smooth batter).
Heat a drop of oil in an omelette pan. When the pan is really hot, pour in about 3 tablespoons of batter. Cook for just under a minute – using a spatula to keep an eye on how it’s cooking.
Now the fun bit … FLIP IT – or if you find you’re dropping too many, turn it over with the spatula.
Cook the other side for 15 seconds.
cover with sugar and lemon juice. ENJOY!
Pancake Day is also known as Shove Tuesday and is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent . Lent is a time to give up (abstain) from something you enjoy as a ‘giving’ to your belief and in respect to Jesus who suffered in this period leading up to his death on the cross.
We eat pancakes on Strove Tuesday as it is the last time to indulge yourself and the fat , butter and eggs that make up pancakes traditionally were good energy food which were forbidden during Lent.
Lent ends on Easter Sunday when you celebrate with food again !
Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between 3 February and 9 March. 41 days before Easter.