Today is Pancake day, or Shrove Tuesday to give it the proper title from the Christian calendar. It is the eve of Lent, where traditionally Christians abstain from a particular vice. Although over time, the prelude to Lent may have been somewhat over shadowed in favour of the the more populist pancakes. During more religious times butter & eggs were forbidden during Lent, and so Pancake day was created to utilise these normal larder staples.
I’ve given two recipes, I’d urge you to make the first one, and although it is a little bit more effort, it is well worth it.
Alternative ‘light’ Pancake mix
- 375ml Warm milk
- 150g Unsalted butter, melted
- 3 Eggs, separated
- Pinch of Sea salt
- 25g Caster sugar
- 140g Plain flour
Whisk the egg whites with the pinch of sea salt until at peaks, reserve. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk together.
Fold in the whisked egg whites into the batter. Cook immediately in a non-stick pan over a medium heat.
Normal Pancake mix
- 20g Caster sugar
- 250ml Milk
- 125g Plain flour
Combine all the ingredients together & whisk together, until all the lumps are gone. Pass through a strainer and either use or reserve for a later date. Again, cook over a medium heat, in a lightly oiled non-stick pan.