Pancake Day 2013
At Woodyatt Curtains, we are very excited about today being Pancake Day because we love Pancakes! Traditionally known as Shrove Tuesday, the word ‘shrove’ comes from the word ‘shrive’, which means to confess. Pancakes are associated with the day before Lent begins because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. During Lent, people often give something up for these 40 days.
We will be making pancakes tonight! Here is a basic recipe for making pancakes.
- 200g/7oz plain flour
- 350-400ml/12-14fl oz milk
- 2 large eggs, lightly whisked
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- pinch of salt
- vegetable oil for frying
1. Put the flour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk and lightly whisked eggs. Make sure that you give the liquid mixture (the milk and eggs) a quick whisk before incorporating the flour. Continue to whisk until you have a smooth batter.
2. Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil and whisk thoroughly.
3. Take a large frying pan, dip some kitchen roll in the oil and carefully wipe the inside of the pan.
4. Heat the pan over a medium heat for a minute.
5. Add just under a ladleful of batter to the pan and immediately start swirling it round the pan to get a nice even layer.
5. Cook the pancake for about 30-40 seconds. Check the underside of the pancake carefully to make sure that it is golden-brown before flipping it over. Cook the other side for approximately 30-40 seconds.
6. Your pancake is now ready to eat!
Now you just need to decide on your choice of toppings! Here are a few of our favourites:
As you can see, we like our pancakes with sweet fillings but you can also have them with savoury fillings.
Can you add anything to our pancake pinboard? We would love to see some pictures of your pancakes!