Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday and some interesting facts about pancakes February 27, 2017February 28, 2017 Marta Pancake Day is here so it’s time to do some flipping and tossing in the kitchen 😉 Here is the pancake recipe and some delicious serving suggestions. Lush Recipe Ingredients: 150g of plain flour 3 eggs 450ml milk 3 t spoons of sunflower oil and a little bit extra for frying Method: Put the flour, eggs, milk, oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug and whisk to a smooth batter. Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go. Suggestions for serving: -Drizzled with fresh lemon juice and sprinkled with caster sugar -covered with chocolate spread -with whipped cream, strawberries, kiwi and mango -maple syrup or honey -blended cottage cheese with vanilla and sugar -Savoury : with fried chicken breast, mozzarella and rocket If you are not happy with gluten or dairy please check out Nutritious Banana Pancakes (without flower) here: Nutritious Banana Pancakes (without flower) and why bananas are so amazing for our bodies Interesting facts about pancakes: The ‘shrove’ in ‘Shrove Tuesday’ is the past tense of the verb to shrive, meaning to confess or to impose a penance. This comes from the old ages when Christians would confess their sins by Ash Wednesday. The only other surviving use of ‘shrive’ is in the expression ‘short shrift’ which was the quick confession given to criminals before a hanging. The earliest known pancakes were made about 12,000 years ago from ground grains and nuts, mixed with water or milk and cook on hot stones. The record for the highest pancake toss is 9.47m (31ft 1in) made in New York in 2010. The earliest use of the expression ‘as flat as a pancake’ was in 1611. The annual pancake race in Olney, Buckinghamshire, dates back to 1454. The record for the fastest ever Marathon run while continuously tossing a pancake is 3hr 2min 27sec by Mike Cuzzacrea in 1999. Aunt Jemima pancake flour was the first ready-mix food to be sold commercially. It was invented in Missouri and introduced in 1889. Around 52 million eggs are used in the UK on Pancake Day, which is 22 million more than usual. All’s Well That Ends Well and As You Like It are the only Shakespeare plays mentioning pancakes.