How to celebrate Pancake Day

Posted by Beth Pickard on

We enjoy celebrating the big and small calendar events that happen through the year, and one that we never miss out on is Pancake Day, or Shove Tuesday. This is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, although many people just use it as a great excuse to indulge in delicious pancakes. Not only are they simple to make but it's also a great reason to get together with friends or family over a table to spend time together. 

Many people head out on Pancake Day to try out up-market or fancy pancakes made in restaurants, but we think making your own batter, flipping and decorating your pancakes before eating them is half of the fun. If you've invited some friends over or plan on enjoying the event with family why not set up an inviting table setting. A simple vibrant napkin or some spring blooms certainly add to the occasion and make it more memorable.

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BBC Good Food put together an array of pancake recipes for every taste. We went for this easy to follow recipe:

Ingredients

For the pancakes

  • 140g self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 175ml milk
  • Fruit of your choice

butter (for frying)

  • 75g of blueberries (plus extra to serve)

For the lemon syrup

  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 2 tsp of vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup

Method

STEP 1
Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar and make a well in the centre of the mixture
STEP 2
Measure the milk in a jug and then crack the egg into the jug. Lightly beat the milk and egg together with a fork until they are mixed together .
STEP 3
Pour the egg mixture into the well in the centre of the flour mix .Beat with a wooden spoon until you have a smooth batter.

STEP 4
Heat a small knob of butter in a frying pan add three small ladles of batter to make the 3 pancakes 8cm in diameter.

STEP 5
Cook for two mins until bubbles appear on the surface .Flip the pancakes over and cook for another two minutes until both sides are light gold.
STEP 6
To make the syrup add all ingredients into 1 small pan on a low heat stirring all the time for 2 minutes then take off heat and leave to cool for a few minutes.

STEP 7
Stack the pancakes on top of each other to make a small tower. Then pour the syrup on top of the tower and add the fruit on top to serve.
Now the question is - how many are you going to enjoy this year? If you're setting up a table with your Talking Tables products make sure to tag us so we can see your set up (and your pancake making skills!)

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