Happy Pancake Day!

Hello peoples!! sophofbread here,

Hope you’re all feeling superb! Today is Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Day). I’m not religious so today is just a great excuse for me to eat pancakes but do you know WHY today is known as pancake day? Christian’s believe Jesus made a sacrifice and fasted for 40 days in the desert. We honour his sacrifice by fasting or giving up something for 40 days (the period known as Lent). Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (tommorow). So today (Shrove Tuesday) people use up all the ingredients that won’t last for the 40 days of Lent. The main being eggs and milk (and sometimes butter) – the main ingrediants of pancakes. People can make pancakes with those ingredients needing only the addition of flour. Here’s a great and simple recipe for pancakes…

Step 1: Measure out your ingredients. You will need.

  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pint of Milk
  • 2 tablespoons of oil

This makes lots of mixture, if you’re not as hungry you can just halve the recipie.

Step 2: Sift the flour into a mixing bowl.

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Step 3: Break the eggs into the flour

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Step 4: Add the oil (2 tablespoons) and 4 tablespoons of milk.

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Step 5: Mix all that toghether.

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Step 6: Add a little bit more milk.

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Step 7: Stir that in then add a little bit more milk then stir then add a bit more milk and stir. Keep doing this till you’ve used all the milk. When you’ve used all the milk keeping stiring till it looks like this and most of the bits have gone. You may wish to use a electric mixer; I prefer doing it by hand though.

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Step 7: Pour the mixture into a utensil for pouring. They may be little bits of flour at the bottom of the bowl.

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Step 8: The fun part begins – cooking and eating pancakes!! Put a frying pan on the hob on a low heat for a about a minute (to let it heat up).  Then put some oil in it (I used a oil spray).

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Step 9: Put a little bit of the pancake mix into the pan and swirl it around quickly so it covers to whole pan. Leave that on a low-medium heat for a few minutes.

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Step 10: There are a couple of ways to check if a pancake is reading for flipping. My personal favourite is to look at it (sounds obvious!).  Using the spatchelor lift the edge up and grab it with your finger. This one isn’t ready. When it’s ready it will have little brown spots or be fully brown (depending on the heat your hob is on).

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Step 11: Flipping! Holding the handle shake the pan until the pancake starts to move around. Flick it towards you and lift it up then catch it. You may need some practice.

Step 12: Leave the other side to cook – it may take less time as the pan will have warmed up by now. Then serve…

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The topping I like is the classic lemon juice and sugar (granulated).

This mixure will make at least 10 pancakes.

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Thanks to artybaker for taking some of the pictures! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day, make it a good one! 🙂

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