Get your frying pans ready, its nearly Pancake Day!

When is Pancake Day?

 

Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) takes place 47days before Easter Sunday. Because the date of Easter Sunday is dictated by the cycles of the moon, Pancake Day can occur any-time between 3rd February and 9th March.

 

This year is falls on 9th February.

 

What is Pancake Day?

 

Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of goods such as sugar, fats and eggs. It’s commonly known as Pancake Day because it represents a good opportunity to use such ingredients ahead of the fasting period.

 

Basic pancake recipe

 

(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.

* Heat a drop of oil in an frying 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!

* Cook the other side for 15 seconds.

 

Ideas for fillings;
Sweet
– Chocolate Sauce
– Fruit Jam
– Bananas and Honey
– Ice Cream
– Strawberries and Chocolate
– Lemon and Sugar
– Maple syrup

 

Savoury 
– Cheese, ham, and tomato
– Scrambled eggs and bacon
– Tuna Mayo
– Cream cheese and vegetables