Well Valentines Day came and went….and with it the excess of all things red, heart shaped or daubed with ribbons and bows. It appears that Pancake Day is on it’s way…well, it has to be or why would supermarket shelves be stocked high with pancake mixes, jiff lemons and sugar…goodness do we really need to be so well prepared??
Did you know that…
Pancake Day also known as Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes as Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.
Pancake Day is for me an excuse to indulge in lots of sweet sugar coated pancakes, drizzled with fresh lemon and to have a little fun making them, or rather keeping them off the ceiling! Sadly the aroma of pancakes left in the house afterwards and on my clothes is something that I have to live with for at least a few days after…anyway, gather your ingredients together and follow the recipe below for effortless piles of pancakes.
100g plain flour
1 standard egg
Pinch of salt
Lard for frying
1. Sieve flour and salt into bowl and make a small hollow, drop in egg.
2. Mix together gradually adding about a quarter of the milk
3. Continue to mix until bubbles appear
4. Add rest of milk and mix well.
5. Pour batter into a jug for ease
6. Heat lard in a shallow frying pan, when hot add a small amount of the batter to pan, so that bottom is coated.
7. Cook until brown underneath…then brace yourself and flip the pancake into the air, making sure it then lands top side down.
8. Continue to cook until nicely brown.
9. When finished slip onto a clean plate, squeeze lemon on top then a good sprinkling of sugar.
10. Voila all done! Enjoy!
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I live at the edge of a pretty little town at the foot of the Malvern Hills, where days are long and always sunny, my house tidy, cupboards full, and the washing pile non existent...hmm maybe not.