Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Tuesday and Pancake Day) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Pancakes were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.
As a child I loved pancake night. It was such a treat to have pancakes after tea on a school night. My mum would make just plain pancakes sprinkled with sugar and spritzed with lemon. And that's just how I like them even now. Plain and simple.
There are many versions of ingredients to make pancakes and here is mine that I made tonight and we enjoyed after tea .....
1 cup of plain flour
1 1/4 cups of full cream milk
1 egg lightly beaten
sugar enough to sprinkle
and a squeeze of lemon
butter enough to melt in the pan
What to do
Sift flour into a bowl
Make a well in the middle
Whisk in egg and milk a little at a time, making sure it is smooth and silky and no lumps. If it seems a little thick add a few drops more milk
Leave to rest in the bowl for 30 mins
Heat the butter in the pan and add the pancake mixture to cover the bottom of
the pan to make thin light crepe like pancakes.
If possible flip to cook both lightly brown.
Serve on to a plate sprinkle with sugar, roll and add a squeeze of lemon.
Lovely! Hope you had pancakes today!