“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.” ~ Proverb


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

  • 1Egg
  • 1Yolk
  • 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.



5 Responses to ““He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.” ~ Proverb”
  1. saichaitanyacaterers says:

    Nice blog.. thanks for sharing this information with us – Catering in Chennai

  2. chefhermes says:

    Hi Samantha, really sorry but I don’t have a recipe for eggless pancakes. Have to be honest, it’s the first time I’ve been asked for one.

    • Samantha says:

      No problem, my boyfriends allergic, and up until now I’ve always baked/cooked with eggs and I have to either search for eggless recipes or he goes without :)

      • chefhermes says:

        I can ask around on Twitter & I may look into this for a post for the future.
        Hope this is of some comfort for you.

  3. Samantha says:

    Would you have a recipe like this that has no eggs or a substitute for the eggs?

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