This week we celebrate pancake day! Also known as Shrove Tuesday, this flour-filled weekday falls on the 9th of February this year and marks the day before the start of Lent in the Christian religious calendar. The tradition stems from families needing to use all of the treats up in their house before they gave up something they loved for Lent, dating all the way back to the Anglo-Saxon period.
Whether you prefer simple lemon and sugar or Nutella and banana; we’ve got a great pancake recipe for you, along with some helpful hints for flipping your way to glory.
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2 medium sized eggs
drop of vegetable or sunflower oil
75 g flour
Heavy based frying pan, non stick preferably but the oil should help you there
Mixing bowl or jug
Apron to stay clean and tidy
Mix together the milk, eggs and flour in the mixing bowl or jug until they are combined
Start your frying pan on a medium heat, add the oil and allow the base to warm
When the pan is ready, slowly pour the pancake mix in and allow the mixture to coat the desired area
Let the first side cook for a few minutes, keep checking for the right golden brown colour
Time to flip! You may need to go through a few practice runs…
Add your favourite toppings, roll up and enjoy
When the pancake is cooked on one side, it should come away from the pan with a shake.
Tip the pancake to the edge of the pan and using a forward and back motion with the pan, flick your pancake into the air.
With enough gusto, the pancake should rotate in the air briefly before landing on your awaiting pan.
It’s all in the wrists – stay confident and don’t worry if you drop the pancake the first couple of times.
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So there we have it – we hope you have great fun making and eating your pancakes, get in touch with us to let us know how they went!