Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Shrove Tuesday - PANCAKES !!!



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 .....






Ingredients
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!

27 comments:

  1. simple is best... and bucket loads of lemon and sugar... the perfect pancake x

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  2. Pancake Day was a food milestone in our calendar too, growing up. I think they are perfect plain and simple with lemon and sugar - such a perfect treat.

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    1. Funny how something so simple can so special.

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  3. Great pancakes! I made 30 of them for a charity fundraiser last night so sadly couldn't face eating any. I will rectify this sometime soon. I served them all with lemon and sugar - what a classic!

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  4. When I was growing up we always celebrated Pancake Tuesday and my mother would make crepes all day and there would be savoury crepes for the main course (meatless!) and then dessert crepes later. It was always a very special night of the year and I should start up the tradition again - I just wish my mother hadn't have sold her crepe pan in a garage sale! xx

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    1. Oh for a crepe pan. I have looked enviously at some very fancy ones recently, perhaps I should check out a few garage sales.

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  5. We had two different types - the traditional, thin with lemon and sugar with a little dish of strawberries on the side and Nigella's Ricotta Hot Cakes - one child likes them thin and the other likes them thick so two types it had to be. Me? I like them all!

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    1. Now ricotta Hot Cakes they are just something else!

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  6. These look so yummy! My younger daughter doesn't eat meat and this would be perfect for one night for us!

    I saw your comment on Clover Lane on the 40 Bags post, I love Sarah's 40 Bags idea and I NEED to do it! I am hosting a link-up on my blog. Normally, I would not ever copy someone's idea, but since Sarah is not doing it, I asked her if she would mind. Please feel free to stop by and link-up your blog. Doesn't have to be a particular post--maybe we can all offer each other encouragement to keep filling those bags and decluttering!

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    1. I am such a hoarder I NEED to do this too! I certainly need a bit of encouragement - I looked at my one bag tonight. My eldest daughter is a vegetarian and loves my pancakes - she fills them with spinach and ricotta but are equally good with fruit as I am sure you know. Looking forward to droping by to see how your decluttering is going.

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  7. My boys always request for pancakes during the weekend . They love simple thin pancakes with jam & Neutella . Yours looks perfect! ;)

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  8. mmm...yours look good. I got so much into doing it this time with all the fun of tossing and nearly dropping them that I decided to make them much more often than I do.

    I have such good childhood memories of pancakes. I remember when we were tiny my dad always had lots of friends visiting and they would have big debates on all kinds of interesting things long into the night. All these young men would soon get ravenous and my mum, who didn't have much in the pantry would make up big batches of pancakes with lemon and sugar. We, me and my three sisters would smell them baking from our beds where we had been tucked up for the night, and sit on the stairs to see what was going on.

    Happy days...hope you have a happy weekend too.
    Debx

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    1. Isn't funny how some foods and smells evoke such childhood memories. Have a good weekend too.

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  9. JUST how I like my pancakes and such lovely photos too! Karen

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  11. Yummy! Looks like a crepe...which I love but don't make very well. Thanks for the recipe!

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  12. I love pancakes. It's my emergency food when I haven't been shopping!

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    1. Can you believe I never even thought about that - I always view them as a treat!

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    1. Senka thanks for coming by will check out your website.

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  14. MMMM I will try make these:) and thanks for sweet words on my blog.

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    LOVE Maria

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