So tonight’s dinner was naturally gonna be pancakes………..
|I made about 11 pancakes, but rest assured I didn't finish|
them myself! Was kind enough to share with my siblings!
|Pancakes with icing sugar on top......yummy!|
The nerd in me wants to fire a few bits of info about Shrove Tuesday, so here goes*:
- Shrove Tuesday is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, which is officially the start of Lent.
- Shrove Tuesday is more widely known as Pancake Day where traditionally flour, butter/fat, eggs and sugar were used for pancakes. These ingredients were considered to be “rich food” and usually restricted for consumption during Lent so they had to be used up before it started. Lent is a time for fasting, prayer and charitable deeds.
- American pancakes are fluffier and thicker than British Pancakes. American Pancakes involve the use of either self-raising flour or baking powder added to plain flour. The batter is a lot thicker.
- British Pancakes typically involve plain flour eggs and milk (maybe some sugar to sweeten it up!). The matter is a lot runnier and the pancake itself is thinner; it is often topped with sugar and/or lemon.
Having made and tried both American Pancakes and British Pancakes, I like them both. But I have to say I slightly favour American Pancakes more, just because they feel a bit more filling in my stomach! Add cinnamon-spiced apples with apple sauce and I’m in pancake heaven!
I hope Pancake Day was a sweet day for you……I stuffed myself happily!
*I got a bit of assistance from Wikipedia!