Pancake Day!

Posted by Team Support on Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 2:42pm.

Who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?

Pancakes have always been one of my favourite foods, so naturally any day dedicated to having them for dinner is also my favourite!

Growing up Catholic I knew it as Shrove Tuesday, but you may know it by one of its other names: Fat Tuesday, Mardis Gras, or simply, Pancake Day. It falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent, a period of fasting and abstinence that lasts for 40 days and ends with Easter. In cultures where it is called Mardis Gras or Fat Tuesday it marks the final day of Carnival and your last day of "fat eating" before Lent. Traditionally, you would give up certain foods to absolve you of your sins, or to be "shriven". Pancakes are associated with this day because it was a way to use up rich foods like eggs, milk, butter, and sugar. 

Whether you plan to give up these kinds of foods for the next 40 days or not, we think you should make pancakes so here's a super simple recipe using ingredients you probably already have

What you'll need:

1 1/4 cups of flour

2 tbs of sugar

2 tsp of baking powder

1 egg

1 cup of milk

1 1/2 tbs of oil

2 tsp vanilla*

chocolate chips and/or berries*

*OPTIONAL

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg and milk then stir in the oil.

Add the wet ingredients to the large bowl of dry ingredients and stir by hand until combined but still slightly lumpy.

If you prefer a cake-y flavour, add the optional vanilla. 

Heat your frying pan to medium and add butter.

Use a 1/4 cup to scoop batter into the pan. 

Sprinkle in chocolate chips, berries, or any other desired treats

Fry on one side until bubbles pop, then flip!

Fry on opposite side until firm.

Top your pancakes however you like - I suggest maple syrup & berries - and serve!

Happy Pancake Day!

 

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