TODAY is Pancake Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is a fun and festive holiday celebrated in many countries around the world. Pancake Tuesday is a beautiful way to enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends before the Lenten season begins. In this blog post, we will explore some interesting and random facts about Pancake Tuesday and share a recipe for classic pancakes and a few fun variations to try out. Tag us on Instagram @terracrestpm with your pancakes.
- The origin of Pancake Tuesday can be traced back to medieval Europe, where it was common to use up all the rich and indulgent foods before the start of Lent, a time of fasting and reflection.
- In the UK, Pancake Day has been celebrated since at least the 16th century. According to tradition, pancake races were held in towns and villages, with participants running while flipping pancakes in a pan.
- The world record for the most pancakes flipped in one minute is 140, held by Australian chef Brad Jolly. That is more than two pancakes per second!
- The world record for the most pancakes flipped in one minute is 140, held by Australian chef Brad Jolly. That is more than two pancakes per second
- In some countries, Pancake Day is also known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. It is a time to indulge in rich and decadent foods before starting Lent.
No matter where you are in the world, Pancake Tuesday is a fun and delicious holiday to celebrate with friends and family. So why not whip up a batch of pancakes and join in the fun with the recipe below!
Classic Pancakes Recipe:
One cup all-purpose flour
Two tablespoons sugar
Two teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
One cup milk
One large egg
Two tablespoons vegetable oil
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and vegetable oil.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Grease with cooking spray or butter.
- our 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan for each pancake.
- Cook until the edges start to dry, and bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake. Flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side.
- Serve hot with your favourite toppings.
- Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter.
- Blueberry Pancakes: Add 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter.
- Banana Pancakes: Mash 1 ripe banana and mix it into the batter.
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