The more recognisable name for Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day marks the start of the build-up to Easter. It is the day before Ash Wednesday (the start of Lent) and, traditionally, pancakes are made to use up foods usually given up for the 40 day fast. This year, Pancake Day falls on the 16th February.
PANCAKE RECIPE (3, 2, 1 Method)
A foolproof crêpe recipe that ensures perfectly flippable pancakes every time.
– 300ml Milk
– 2 Eggs
– 100g Plain Flour
1. Combine all of the ingredients together and whisk to form a smooth batter.
2. Set a frying pan over a low-medium heat with a little bit of oil.
3. Pour the batter in to the pan, enough so the bottom of the pan is covered in a thin layer.
4. Leave the pancake to cook. About 2 mins per side or until golden and cooked through.
5. Remove from the pan and serve with your favourite toppings.
Use a good, non-stick pan. We’ve recent updated our pans to a Scoville NeverStick set and a decent pan makes a huge difference.
If you can, let your batter rest at room temperature for 30 mins before using.
When attempting the flip, use a fish slice to carefully ease the edges of the pancake away from the pan. If this step is a bit of a struggle, leave the pancake to cook a little longer.
Some of our favourites are
• Lemon & Sugar
• Caramelised Banana & Syrup
• Strawberries & Squirty Cream
• Cinnamon Sugar
• Mango & Yoghurt
• Golden Syrup
• As you can see, we prefer sweet toppings. However, using pancakes instead of pasta in Cannelloni is a game changer.
Whether you’re enjoying Pancake Day as one last blow out before Lent or just because, have a flippin’ great day!