Monday, 8 February 2016

PANCAKE DAY MADE EASY


PANCAKE DAY MADE EASY


Crack your eggs into a measuring jug (about one egg per person) and use the same amount of flour and milk. If you like thicker pancakes use a little less milk. For crepe style add a little more milk. Pour onto hot griddle or pan and turn when bubbles start to pop. You can make little discs or large ones to fill the pan depending on how you want to embellish them.

A favourite in my family when growing up was a drizzle of lemon juice coated with white sugar and rolled.

Voila!

Shrove Tuesday (also known as Shrovetide Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday and Pancake Day) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is a moveable feast day determined by the date of Easter.

The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "confess". Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, who "make a special point of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments they especially need to ask God's help to deal with."

Shrove Tuesday is also related to Mardi Gras. The term Mardi Gras refers to the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany (Three King's Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", referring to the last night of eating rich, fatty food before the ritual fast during the 40 days of Lent.