Our super-quick guide to making pancakes from scratch introduces Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday and provides a simple pancake recipe to make the most of this millenia-old tradition!
When is Pancake Day in 2017?
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday (also Mardi Gras), is on Tuesday 28th February 2017.
Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
The day before Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday, Christians went to confession to be ‘shriven’ of their sins. Shrove Tuesday quickly became known as a Pancake Day as, traditionally, the eggs and fats that weren’t eaten during Lent – 40 days of fasting in the Christian calendar – were perfect base ingredients for pancakes.
How to Make Pancakes from Scratch
Make pancakes from scratch for four people in around 15 minutes with:
- 100g plain flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 300ml milk
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Pinch of salt
Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl or jug and then whisk until a smooth batter is formed.