Today is Shrove Tuesday. I wrote about what Shrove Tuesday means to us English people last year here, so I won’t repeat myself again this year but what I will do is show you how we made our pancakes at home instead.
This is my son Ethan heating the pan to start cooking a pancake.
I am proud to say we made our own pancake mix today – none of this shop-bought rubbish for us!! It’s easy peasy: take 8oz of plain flour, break an egg into it, beat it to get it going and then add enough milk in stages until the batter is the consistency of single cream. Let it stand for half an hour or so and then get cracking with your cooking!
Here’s one in the pan:
And the finished article:
As you can see, it’s just plain old Jif lemon and sugar for me. The kids used to fight over putting all sorts on their pancakes and they’ve had everything from jam to nutella by way of lemon curd and raisins (not all on the same one!!) but it’s plain and simple for me.
You can’t beat a bit of simple cooking!