Monday, 16 February 2015

Pancake Day 2015 is on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - tomorrow!

Shrove Tuesday,  Pancake Day 2015 is on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - tomorrow!

is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes.

Shrove Tuesday, a moveable feast, is determined by Easter. The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "confess". Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics, who "make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with."

British Pancakes 

1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Water
1 egg
Pinch of Salt
  • Throw all the ingredients into a bowl and mix. The batter will be a bit runny. Let sit for a few minutes.
  • Heat up a frying pan and melt some butter making sure it covers the entire surface.
  • Pour some batter (about 4-5 tbl) into the pan and spread it all over the surface but be careful not to make it too thin.
  • Let it cook and when it is brown on the underside side, flip it and cook the second side.
  • Remember the first pancake rule! It’s typically a dud. But soldier on and you’ll be enjoying these pancakes in no time.These pancakes are fun for including topings such as fruit and ice cream or fruit and cream or maple syrup. You typically role them up and then eat them with a knife and fork. This is not a burrito!
American pancakes
We’ve all seen enough movies to know that Americans like their pancakes and they like them with bacon. It’s a weird combo that I’m yet to try out. But perhaps they’re onto something. I’m not sure.

But perhaps this recipe will be perfect for giving the pancake and bacon thingey a try.
1 cup flour
2 tbl sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
  • Mix all these ingredients together
1 cup Milk
2 tbl butter
1 egg
  • Mix in a separate bowl and then add to the dry ingredients and mix again.
  • Heat the frying pan and melt some butter.
  • Drop 4-5 tbl of batter in the pan and cook. When bubbles form and pop, flip over and cook.
  • First pancake rule applies with American pancakes – so expect a dud.
  • Enjoy Canadian maple syrup on these babies.