Monday, 27 February 2017

Tuesday Food Blog - Shrove Tuesday

It would be remiss of me not to publish about pancakes on Pancake Day. Of course it should be called Shrove Tuesday which is from the verb to shrive meaning to present oneself to a priest for absolution and penance. It became a sort of using up day in readiness for the paucity of luxuries during the season of Lent. However as time passed it became a day for making pancakes.

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English Pancakes


  1. Put the flour, eggs, milk and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. ...
  2. Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. ...
  3. Serve with lemon wedges and sugar, or your favourite filling

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American Pancakes


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. ...
  2. Pour the milk mixture (eggs and milk) into the flour mixture and, using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. ...
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. ...
  4. Repeat until all the batter is used up.

The main difference between the two types is the addition of caster sugar in the American version. Some chefs separate the egg whites, beat them and fold them into the mixture as a final stage before cooking.

Also the Americans tend to eat them for breakfast and all year round whereas we Brits are somewhat less adventurous.

My own efforts

God Bless