Recipe supplied by the Grain Chain: www.grainchain.com
Shrove Tuesday always fall the day before Ash Wednesay (the first day of lent in the Christian calendar). Traditionally pancakes were eaten on Shrove Tuesday to use indulgent ingredients such as milk and eggs up before the start of the 40-day fasting season.
Stack your pancakes as you make them between sheets of greaseproof paper and place them on a plate in a warm oven to keep them warm.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use a sieve; crack an egg; beat an egg; use measuring spoons and cups; use a jug to measure liquids; use balance/digital scales; beat ingredients together; use the hob (with adult supervision).
Weighing scales; sieve; mixing bowl; small bowl; fork; wooden spoon; measuring jug; frying pan; tablespoon; fish slice; large metal spoon.
Ingredients (makes 10 pancakes):
- 125g plain white flour
- 2 eggs (medium)
- 275ml semi skimmed milk
- Oil for frying
- Sift the flour into a mixing bowl.
- Break the eggs into a separate bowl and beat with the fork.
- Make a well in the flour and add the eggs mixing with the wooden spoon.
- Gradually add the milk, mixing well to remove the lumps.
- Pour the mixture into a measuring jug.
- Add a little oil to the frying pan on a medium heat.
- Pour three tablespoons of the mixture in the centre of the frying pan.
- Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and then turn using the fish slice.
- Cook the underside of the pancake for one minute or until golden brown.
- Roll up the pancakes with a filling of your choice - sweet or savoury.
So thinking about pancakes ...
Pancakes can be kept within the limits of a healthy, balanced diet by using semi-skimmed milk to make them and by making sure the toppings are not too high in fat and/or sugar. Traditionally pancakes are smothered in sugar, syrup or chocolate type spreads - but lemon or fruit on pancakes could be just as much of a treat!
|-||Energy||667kJ / 160kcal||8%|
per 48g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 1390kJ / 334kcal
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