Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday, is just an excuse everyone is waiting to dig into stacks of fluffy round pancakes. Not many know however that Shrove Tuesday marks the day before Lent starts for Christians, and that making pancakes was just a way to use up foods like butter, eggs & sugar before entering the long fasting period.
There are endless variations for pancake recipes and but here we have chosen to go with a classic fail-proof one that makes perfectly light, pillowy little stacks, using olive oil instead of butter.
Serve them while still hot with fresh berries and a generous drizzle of Greek Pine & Fir Tree Honey or with cream & date molasses for a deep treacly-caramel sweetness.
- First mix the dry ingredients: in a large bowl, sift the flour, add the salt, sugar and baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together: whisk the eggs with the milk, adding a splash of vanilla essence and the olive oil.
- Incorporate the liquid mixture in the large bowl of flour.
- To cook, heat up a nonstick medium sized frying pan. Use a ladle to scoop out the batter and cook the pancakes on medium heat for approx. 1 minute on each side.
- Serve hot with fresh berries, honey or rich date syrup.
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