Shrove Tuesday, although named for its religious significance, is primarily marked by pancake feasting.
Before a national day existed for almost every junk food, Pancake Day held the spotlight and rightly so. There’s nothing to dislike about pancakes. Hate sweet food? Have a savoury pancake! Fat or thin, minimal or excessive toppings, the world is your oyster….or pancake in this circumstance.
My go to is a Crêpe with sugar and lemon juice or just with maple syrup. The hands down best Crêpe recipe is one that my mum found in Sunday World and has used since I was a little girl. It’s not a fancy recipe but my goodness it delivers in flavour. Try out the recipe on Pancake Tuesday and let me know what you topped them with.
Shove Tuesday Crêpes
- 9oz flour
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 pint milk
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons castor sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Pour half a ladleful of batter into a hot frying pan, tilt the pan so the batter runs thinly over the base to form the pancake. Turn the pancake with a palette knife.
- Roll them up and keep them warm in the oven until you’ve finished making the whole batch.
- Top with whatever your heart desires.