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All around the world today, Catholics are observing Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the last day of indulgence before the beginning of Lent, which begins tomorrow on Ash Wednesday. What that means in the US is lots of partying and drinking, especially if you can get to Mardi Gras (literally Fat Tuesday) in New Orleans.
In the British Isles, and by extension to places colonized by the British, it is Pancake Day. Now, I am a pancake lover, but I have not had pancakes like these, which my beloved requested many times. These are not the weighty, fluffy pancakes American grandmothers made for their children, nor are they my own beloved buckwheat, but very much like a crepe, served with powdered sugar and fresh lemon. Oh, and CR would never eat pancakes for breakfast, just so you know. They would only be for supper.
So, if you are in a British sort of mood (which sometimes happens to those of us hooked on historical romances, after all), here is a simple recipe to celebrate Shrove Tuesday in British fashion.
- 225g / 8 oz plain flour or all-purpose flour/ 2 cups
- Pinch salt
- 2 large, fresh eggs
- 600ml / 2½ cups/ milk
- 2 tsp melted butter plus melted butter for cooking
Makes 12 pancakes
- Sieve the flour into a large baking bowl,add the salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the eggs and beat well until smooth and lump free.
- Add half the milk and the 2 tsp of butter, beat well. Add the remaining milk and stir.
- Leave the batter to rest for 15 minutes.
- Lightly grease a pancake pan or frying pan with a little melted butter, heat until very hot and add a ladle of batter to evenly and thinly coat the base of the pan. Cook until set and lightly golden. Flip over (if you are really brave try tossing the pancake in the air, great fun) and cook on the other side for approx 30 seconds.
- Remove the pancake from the pan, place on a sheet of kitchen paper and keep warm. Continue as above until all the batter is used up.
On Pancake Day, pancakes are traditionally eaten sprinkled with sugar and a squeeze of lemon. However, serve as you like with jam, Golden Syrup, honey, chocolate spread; whatever takes your fancy.
Since I’m on a cooking theme today and we ARE celebrating the sixth anniversary of The Goddess Blogs, I am giving away TWO books to one lucky winner from today’s comments! How to Bake a Perfect Life and The Lost Recipe for Happiness. (Drawing open internationally, but we reserve the right to substitute a $10 bookstore gift card in lieu of actual books to winners outside the US.)
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