Tips and Tricks for a Tip-Top Pancake Day
It’s Shrove Tuesday tomorrow! We’ve compiled an important selection of pancake tips, tricks, and facts to prepare you for a flipping good day.
Shrove Tuesday has traditionally been a way to use up unhealthy ingredients before the start of Lent. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, and Shrove Tuesday always falls on seven weeks before Easter, which is why it’s a different date every year.
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1. Try Vegan Pancakes
Our resident chef Olimata Mtonga, shared a recipe for her Sweet Vegan Pancakes with our readers back in January. Now is the time to try them out if you haven’t done so already. They are quick to whip up, cheap and healthy. The link to the recipe is available here.
2. Standard Pancake Recipe
If you’d prefer to stick to the basics you just need:
- 100g plain flour,
- 2 large eggs
- 300ml milk.
Whisk it all up, grease a non-stick frying pan with oil and spread the batter evenly. The same ingredients are used for Yorkshire pudding.
3. How to flip the perfect pancake
You’ve got everything you need for the recipe, but are you ready to make the perfect pancake? Not without a perfected flipping technique! We have a few tips to stop you from getting batter on your ceiling:
- Use a non-stick pan
- Make sure you master the 180 wrist movement (we recommend watching examples on Youtube)
- Be confident, but not cocky.
4. Go for savoury and sweet toppings
A classic mistake on pancake day is to stock up on purely sweet ingredients, Nutella, ice-cream and chocolate bars to name a few, but if you mix it up and also go for a savoury selection, you can eat pancakes all day long without getting sick. Try banana and Nutella for breakfast, cheese and ham for lunch, then bacon and maple syrup for dinner (or scrummy vegi alternatives)
5. Use your oven
There’s nothing more annoying on pancake day than the chaos that ensues when your flipping one pancake at a time. Whoever ends up with the first one is always unlucky, everyone’s stressed because they’re either having to flip or wait, and there’s a fight over ingredients. Have a civilised day this year, pop your pancakes in a preheated oven after you’ve cooked them. This means everyone can sit down and eat at the same time.