Although I’m not really at all religious, I was brought up by a family and by a school who observed christian traditions. Well, in so far as most people observe Christmas, Easter and other events which have, let’s be honest, in part lost their true meaning. So anyway, as well as that we always marked Shrove Tuesday. I have rarely given things up for Lent, since like new year’s resolutions, I generally can’t follow it through.. though, maybe I’ll try it again this time.
When I was little, my Grandma would always make me pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Generally, it was the only time I had pancakes that I can remember. I don’t know why, just my family never cooked them any other time so as a result they were extra special. I think I was well into my twenties before I had pancakes at any other time and I think it was with Grimly.
Anyway, I would eat them as quick as they were cooked, coming back with my clean plate for another. And another. And another, and generally, always with golden syrup and sugar. Though, I now prefer lemon and sugar or, after visiting Canada, I’ve found maple syrup and bacon works for me, which is one of those weird savoury/sweet combos .
So, this year I decided I’d cook pancakes for Grimly in latex. I haven’t done that before, and plus, not being at work, seemed a good opportunity!
I went for fluffy recipe this time, and it worked quite well I think. If you’re still to make yours today- here it is if you want to use it.
100g self-raising flour, sifted
60g caster sugar
1 medium egg
Mix the sifted flour and sugar in a bowl or jug
Add the egg and milk and beat well, until you have a smooth batter
Heat a drop of oil in a frying pan – when the pan is really hot, pour in about 3 tablespoons of batter
Cook for just under a minute – using a spatula to keep an eye on how it’s cooking and turn to the other side once the first is cooked
They worked out pretty well I think!
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