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Pancake Day Time To Get Flipping!

Updated on February 11, 2013
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It's Pancake day tommorrow. Also known as Shrove Tuesday. I have to admit i don't know anything about the meaning behind pancake day. I should have probably googled it by now. All I know is that 12th of february is Pancake day and I get to eat delicious homemade pancakes. Yes, my ignorance is bliss! Pancakes can be enjoyed at all times of the year for breakfast or a snack anytime of the day, but pancake day is when I over indulge and eat as many as my pan can make in one go. I know in America that maple syrup is a popular topping to drizzle over your pancakes, but here in England I don't think it is as popular. We like lemon or sugar or golden syrup (or all three if you are feeling pancake love) The batter for pancakes is just the same as what we use in Yorkshire for Yorkshire Puddings. So why not kill two birds with one stone and make a batch of pancakes for breakfast and with what is left make Yorkshire Puddings for dinner. Here is the method i've used for years to make my breakfast pancakes.

Makes Approx 3 pancakes depending on how big you want them

You will need:

* 2 beaten eggs

* 3 heaped table spoons of plain flour

* Some milk

* Some oil

* A jug

* A frying pan

1) Firstly, get your jug and beat the 2 eggs up into it.

2) Next add the 3 heaped tablespoons of plain flour to the mixture

3) Now put the milk in the jug until the egg mixture, flour and milk reads 300ml on the jug

4) Next warm a little oil in your frying pan, until it is hot

5) Pour a little of the mixture in the pan and move the pan around, so that the mixture spreads out evenly

6) when that side of the pancake is firm and cooked, flip it

7) Flip the pancake a few times until both sides are cooked

8) Place your pancake on plate and choose your favourite topping. A squeeze of lemon, a springle of sugar or a drizzle of syrup.

9) You could add fruit to your pancake topping. If you love stawberries or blueberries they go very well with pancakes sprinkled on top. You could even put some blueberries in your mixture.

10) Finally, repeat the process if you would like more pancakes.


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      Duino 2 years ago

      Hey Ninasvoice, I Have No Idea About Pancake Day.. I'm googling it up right now. Anyway Awesome Hub, I'm definitely gonna Try This Recipes!

      Cheers :)

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      Ninasvoice 4 years ago from England

      Thanks teachers1234 :-)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Love pancakes, haven't had them in awhile, but I do love them whenever I get to visit family. Thanks for sharing this recipe idea.

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      Ninasvoice 4 years ago from England

      Snow pancakes, whatever they are sounds great! Well it's snowing right here now really thick and i've been in the garden taking pictures of it for a hub lol I'm heading over to read about your snow pancakes because i'm really curious now. Then i'm heading to the kitchen to make some to eat. Pigs in blankets for breakfast, what a great idea! I love bacon.

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      Gypsy Willow 4 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Glad you enjoyed the information. I have a hub on Snow Pancakes and it has had over 1200 views in the last week! Must be all the people snowed in are looking for an alternative pancake! Personally I like them all year round. I wrote about Pigs in a Blanket too which make a great light meal for breakfast , supper or taking on picnics. Have lots of pancake fun!

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      Ninasvoice 4 years ago from England

      Thanks for the info Gypsy willow (love your name by the way) I had no idea what pancake day was all about, but that makes perfect sense. I'm gulity of going out and buying extra things to make pancakes though if I don't have them in the house. I should learn to make more things with the stuff I already have in. Even though i don't go to church my mum always tells me i'm 'Church of England' in the religion category.

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      Gypsy Willow 4 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Shrove Tuesday was designed to use up the good things in the larder, butter, eggs, milk etc before Lent. It is a Christian tradition.

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      Ninasvoice 4 years ago from England

      Thanks bob. I've learnt something new today as well. I didn't know that manana meant tomorrow. First time i've come across that word. Hey bdegiulio, i totally forgot to have pancakes for breakfast this morning, I ended up having porridge instead. Pancakes for tea then :-P

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      Ninasvoice 4 years ago from England

      Thanks bob. I've learnt something new today as well. I didn't know that manana meant tomorrow. First time i've come across that word. Hey bdegiulio, i totally forgot to have pancakes for breakfast this morning, I ended up having porridge instead. Pancakes for tea then :-P

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      Ninasvoice 4 years ago from England

      Thanks bob. I've learnt something new today as well. I didn't know that manana meant tomorrow. First time i've come across that word. Hey bdegiulio, i totally forgot to have pancakes for breakfast this morning, I ended up having porridge instead. Pancakes for tea then :-P

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hey Nina. Well I learned something today. I didn't even know there was such a thing as pancake day? Now I have a craving for you guessed it, pancakes. Great job.

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      diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Thanks for this! I have a packet of of pancake mix in the cupboard and I had no idea it was pancake day manana. I will be following your recipe.

      Bob