Are you prepared with your eggs, flour and milk to make delicious pancakes to celebrate Pancake day?
What is your favorite pancake topping?
Why do we have Pancake Day?
Pancake Day, is a celebration that is observed the day before Ash Wednesday in the Christian calendar.
Ash Wednesday marks the start of the period of Lent.
Lent is a 40 day period of abstinence that end with the Easter celebrations.
Making pancakes used up ingredients that could not otherwise be eaten during the 40 days of Lent and so the tradition to eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday began.
The pancake traditions have expanded and now pancake racing and pancake tossing are all part of the fun.
From simple crepes topped with sugar and lemon juice, to fluffy pancakes adorned with chocolate spread and banana or strawberries and ice cream, you can be as creative as you want, making both delicious sweet and savory pancake varieties.
2 large eggs
100g plain flour
1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
Method1. Add the flour, eggs, milk, 1 tbsp oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug.
2. Whisk to a smooth batter. Set the mix aside for 30 mins if you have time, or just start cooking.
3. Set a medium frying pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with oiled kitchen paper. Once the pan’s hot, cook your pancake for one minute on each side until golden.
5. Serve classic, or with any toppings you fancy.
Happy Pancake Day.