Flipping hec! It's Shrove Tuesday already!
Flip flip flip (not flop!) - that's the way to start next Tuesday, pancakes all around to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras, fat Tuesday. It's your last night to each rich, fatty foods, before your Lenten fast begins.
Although of course you can go with our Buckwheat Pancakes if you want to avoid being the stereotype 'gras' in the Mardi. If you get my drift.
This week, we've been busy in the kitchen cooking up all sorts of interesting ways to enjoy your Mardi Gras. First, though - the essential pancake recipe:
ESSENTIAL PANCAKE RECIPE
For 14 - 16 pancakes
Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well and add the eggs, whisking in the flour. As the mixture thickens, slowly add the milk mixture - don't fret about lumps, they will go as you work. Keep whisking until you have a consistency like thin cream. Melt the butter and pour two tbsp into the mixture. The rest, keep for lubricating the pan as you cook. Cook, flip, cook... and then fill! Yummy.
THE CLASSIC: LEMON & SUGAR
Squeeze fresh lemon or lime onto your pancake and sprinkle over some sugar.
WIMBLEDON: STRAWBERRIES & CREAM
Whip up some delicious Jersey Cream and slather onto your pancakes, topping with strawberries and perhaps some freshly chopped mint or basil.
THE NUT BUTTER PANCAKE FEAST
Make your pancakes, spread on some delicious almond butter, top with raspberries and enjoy!
SAVOURY AND BRIGHT: BEETROOT RELISH & CHEESE
Save this one for lunch perhaps, or try it on the kids... take our Beetroot Relish and spread it on your pancakes, topping with chopped feta. Roll up and slice into wheels for a colourful and healthy lunch.
U S OF A STYLIE: HONEY & BACON
Eat your pancakes with crispy fried streaky bacon and drizzle with honey for the ultimate indulgence!
THE SUPER SWEET TOOTH: BANANA & BUTTERSCOTCH
ake a simple butterscotch sauce with 10g butter, 25g jaggery, 1 tbsp golden syrup, 1 tbsp cream - place the butter, sugar and syrup in a saucepan over a very low heat and allow the ingredients slowly to dissolve and liquefy – this can take about 10-15 minutes. Stir to make sure all the sugar is dissolved and when it is, turn off the heat and add the cream. Slice bananas up and arrange over your pancake, and pour over the butterscotch.