Pancakes were a way to use up any milk, butter and eggs left in the larder which were forbidden during the abstinence of Lent usually one day before Ash Wednesday – the start of Lent called as Shrove Tuesday.
Making pancakes is very quick, easy and cheap, but make sure you make plenty, because they are always very popular. Making this pancake day recipe is so quick and easy and is always very popular with my kids and their friends. It is the perfect pancake not only for Pancake Day (aka Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras).
1 cup plain flour
1 cup milk
Mix everything in a bowl or you can also use your favourite food processor to make very smooth butter. Slightly grease your non-stick pancake pan with butter or any oil you have in your kitchen and heat until sizzling. Add ladleful of batter to make pancakes the size you like so it evenly and thinly coats the base of the pan. Cook until set and lightly golden. Using your spatula carefully slip the pancake on the plate. Continue until all batter is used up. Serve pancakes with anything you like: jam, maple syrup, chocolate spread etc. My husband’s favourite filling is mixed quark with sugar and raisins.
My husbands and kids love pancakes. It is not one of my favourite foods. One day my husband was telling me other way of using made pancakes as his mum used to make. She made the pancakes using the same batter – made plenty of them. Then she filled them with the quark mixture – mixed quark with sugar and raisins and 1 raw egg. Rolled them and put them in a baking tray. Finally she put last two unrolled pancakes on top and poured over slightly mixed double cream with sugar and vanilla. For adult option you can add 2 spoonfull of rum. Bake it about 40 min on 200°C until golden brown. A slightly different twist on the usual pancake day recipe.
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