Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Pancakes Day: Pancakes Limey style(ish)

It's Shrove Tuesday , the day before Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent and in the UK it's celebrated by making pancakes - and is therfore called Pancake Tuesday. NOT Sooper Toosday. The pancake is an emblem of the last feast before the penitence of Lent.

We have public pancake races... which a combination of insurance companies and the Health and Safety Act and stupid Police have managed to squash - apparently the town of Liberal in Kansas has one.

You need for a dozen pancakes:

110g/4oz plain flour with a pinch of salt
2 hen's eggs
275ml/7fl oz full fat milk
2oz butter - (1/4 butter stick)

Melt the butter and mix everything with a whisk, hand held mixer—get the kids involved—allow for spillages in mixing quantities.

Smear butter on pan get hot and spoon out the mix.

Toss when the surface is just about to smooth over - essential to whoooop!!! as it happens or it will taste unpleasant ... or use a spatula if anal and cautious , but be careful about the whooping

Boring traditional serving is sugar and lemon juice, but add anything, sweet , fruit and cream, ice cream, kids love peanut butter and jam.

Eat whilst watching an endless repeat of the last 2 minutes of the Superbowl.