Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) is the day that precedes Ash Wednesday and, this year, takes place on Tuesday 13th February.

With lent on the way and 40 days of fasting and religious obligations, Shrove Tuesday traditionally provides one last opportunity to indulge and eat whatever you want.

Pancake Recipe

If you’re planning to cook up a storm this Pancake Day, try using the pancake recipe below:

Ingredients

100g plain flour
2 eggs
300ml milk
1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil

Method

  1. Add the flour, eggs, oil and 100ml of the milk into a bowl. Whisk them together and then gradually add in the remaining milk. Continuing whisking until you have a smooth batter.
  2. Wipe the oil onto a pan and turn to a medium heat. Pour some batter into the pan and move it around so that the batter is evenly distributed.
  3. Cook each side of the pancake for approximately 30 seconds and until it is golden brown.

Pancake Toppings

If the humble pancake isn’t enough of a treat, then there are endless topping ideas you can use to pimp it! Whether it’s chocolate spread, lemon juice and sugar, maple syrup or even cheese, there’s plenty of ways to tickle those taste buds. Here are some mouth-watering topping ideas:

Lemon and Sugar – The good old traditional lemon and sugar topping is the perfect combination of sweet and sour.

Fruit and Honey – For something fruity and sweet, stack your pancakes with the fruit of your choice and then drizzle over some honey.

Fruit and Yoghurt – For a healthier alternative, add fat free yoghurt with your favourite fruits such as strawberries, blueberries and bananas. Or why not use tropical fruits like pineapple, mango and coconut.

Fruit and Nuts – Bring some crunch to your pancakes by adding nuts to your favourite fruits.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter – This duo is to die for! Spread Nutella on one pancake and peanut butter onto another. Make a pancake sandwich with the two and you’ll be in pancake heaven.

Chocolate and Ice Cream – Who doesn’t enjoy a good helping of chocolate and ice cream? This is the ultimate combination of indulgence.

Apple and Cinnamon – Cook chopped apple pieces and boil them with a sprinkling of cinnamon for a flavoursome filling.

Tomato and Mushroom – If pancakes are already too sweet for you, fry up some tomatoes and mushrooms for a savoury filling.

Bacon, Egg and Sausages – Why not have a full English breakfast with your pancakes?!

Mushroom and Cheese – Fry some mushrooms and melt some cheese for something savoury and creamy.

Why not make your own pancakes using cookware and ingredients from Van Hage and The Works in PE1? We’d love to see photos of your creations! Tweet us or upload pictures to our Facebook page for us to drool over…

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