Pancake Day!!!!

Well, we have just finished dinner - and I am feeling just a little bit stuffed.  

Today is Shrove Tuesday or otherwise known as Pancake Day. 

Pancake Day is the last day before Lent and pancakes were traditionally made on this day to use up the eggs and fat which were not eaten during the fasting period.

How could I let the day go by unnoticed?  It is so quick and easy (and tasty!!!).

  • 125g flour
  • 1½ tsp  baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml milk
  • butter , for frying
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  1. Put the flour, baking powder, egg, milk and sugar in a large jug then whiz with a hand-held blender until smooth (or just whisk together in a bowl).
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan (add a little butter if you need) and pour in small amounts of batter. Once the top of the pancake has bubbled and set, flip with a palette knife and cook on the other side. Repeat until all the batter is used.

 Now, Karen and Danny had their pancake with lemon juice and sugar. They sprinkle sugar on first and then drizzle the lemon juice.

But I like (love) maple syrup with mine - yummy yummy lol.

They were very tasty - in fact I might have to make them again sooner than next year :))

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TexWisGirl said…
ahh! thanks for explaining the tradition! they look delicious!
Dianna said…
Ooh - they look yummy!
Lisa said…
This will be the first Shrove Tuesday in I don't even know how long that we will not be going to the pancake dinner at the church hosted by the kid's youth group). We just decided that we all needed a quiet evening at home.

So, instead of pancakes we are having pasta and chicken and cookies for dessert.
Pat MacKenzie said…
Your pancakes look delicious. We always have ours with real Canadian maple syrup. I've never heard of the sugar and lemon juice mix. I must try it.
lisa said…
I'll have mine with maple syrup, thank you!!!
Oh, these look so yummy Ellie!
Flora said…
I didn't know it was today...we love having all the grandkids over on Shrove Tuesday...put they are two far away...with us being south!!
Karen said…
Pancakes with lemon and brown sugar here today Ellie! Of course Hubber's had his with maple syrup, we are Canadian after all... and he didn't have British parents!
Oh man, I completely forgot that today was Shrove Tuesday!! I had planned on making pancakes...oh well:-)...they sound yummy. I will have to try the lemon/sugar bit...that actually sounds pretty darn good!
Your pancakes look yummy. It is maybe silly, but I have never heard of Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day before. I have seen it mentioned on several blogs today, interesting.
Sush said…
Hi Ellie...I've never tried pancakes with lemon juice and sugar but it sure sounds delicious! I think I'm going to try that the next time my pancake king is busy with his pan!
joy said…
ooooh, I'm a real maple syrup fan xx
Lea White said…
I have never heard of Shrove Tuesday. But I like pancakes!
Jill said…
I'm drooling!
CameraCruise said…
Wow,these look so delicious.
Love marple syrup or bacon with the pancakes.
Thanks for sharing.
Now I'll make some pancakes.
Kayla said… time invite me over, will you?
Anonymous said…
They do look so delicious!
Giga said…
Wyglądają smacznie i pewno takie są :-). Pozdrawiam. *** They look tasty and certainly those are :-). Yours.
oops I didn't even realise it was Pancake Day today. I love those really thin ones with the lemon juice, hot butter and a little bit of sugar sprinkled over the top.
geetlee said…
sounds really delicious! i'm tempted to try :)
orchid said…
Dearest Ellie,
Thank you very much for sharing your side of culture☆☆☆
Haha, I love sweet and would be wonderful if I could be with you eating it♡♡♡
We don't have Lent in my culture and wonderful to know all these things from blogging, isn't it♪♪♪

Love you always, xoxo Miyako*
Paul said…
The girls and I love pancakes. It has been a father daughters rituall for many years. We tend to have them with golden syrup. Yours looked most tasty indeed!
Mira Crisp said…
Hi Ellie! Thanks for sharing your pancake photo with us this week. I really appreciate it. I love, love pancakes and I make them frequently. However, my favorite part is flipping! I don't use knife, I just flip them in the air.
Rose said…
Never hear of lemon juice and sugar...hope I can remember that cause it sounds good!

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