Celebrate Pancake day with our favourite recipe and toppings
Arguably the best day in the year is fast approaching, and it would be untrue to say that we aren't hugely excited. We love pancake day here as it’s an excuse to create whacky pairings and also a time where it is acceptable to throw food around the kitchen.
However, Pancake day also known as Shrove Tuesday carried deep religious values and traditions. Shrove Tuesday is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent. Lent is a season for reflection and preparation for Easter. Shrove Tuesday originally was a time for Christians trying to be ‘shriven’ before lent. Christians would go to confession hoping for absolution of their sins. Christians would be called to confession by the ringing of the ‘pancake’ bell, which is still rung today.
The day originally was a time for clearing out your cupboards of rich food items before starting to fast on Ash Wednesday. Some believe that the four ingredients represent the four pillars of christian faith, the staff of life, creation, purity and wholesomeness.
Shrove Tuesday is now widely celebrated across many people, and communities come together to take part in pancake races!
But if running doesn’t excite you, we have a number of pancake toppings that will surely tickle your fancy.
The office has been tense whilst trying to settle the debate of sweet or savory, and the best topping depending on the category.
To help you decide we’ve listed some of our top pancake toppings that are definitely worth a try!
- Classic lemon and sugar
- Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Bananas
- Nutella & Strawberries
- Stilton, spinach and eggs
- Eggs, Bacon & Maple Syrup
- Feta & Red pepper
What you’ll need…
- 100g plain flour
- 2 large eggs
- 300ml milk
- Oil for frying (butter works just as well)
- Measure out your flour into a bowl, make a well in the middle and add the egg
- Whisk egg into flour and slowly add milk to avoid lumps
- Add oil (or butter) to frying pan and then add your pancake mix (we recommend using a ladle for controlling portion sizes)
- We recommend cooking the pancake on each side for 3 minutes, however this can differ depending on the thickness of your pan and the amount of mix.
- Once cooked, add your preferred topping and enjoy!!
Want the pancakes but no time to make them? Check out our website for a list of amazing vendors that can bring you and your colleagues delicious pancakes!