What makes today special? Yep! You may guess it is the International Women’s day, that’s absolutely rihgt!~ But also, Today is thePancake Day in the UK, which is also called Shrove Tuesday. It is a fun festival, because it is one day of the year when almost everyone eats a pancake. On that day it is traditional to eat pancakes, toss pancakes and take part in pancake races.
The origins of eating pancakes arose from Christians who wanted to use up all the rich foods in their cupboards before Lent (Easter- a festival celebrating the beginning of Christianity). During Lent, eggs, sugar and butter were not allowed so these ingredients were used to make pancakes. For most people today, it’s not a religious festival, and people just enjoy eating lots of pancakes and having fun.
A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately from the frying pan. The traditional way of serving pancake in the UK is sprinkle Caster sugar and Fresh Lemon Juice on the top of the pancake, and then fold or roll it up to eat. But now British actually enjoy a variety of pancake fillings, i.e Strawberry, Honey, Banana, Chocolate sauce, cheese, etc…
So, for this week’s post, I am going to make a Pancake for you. It is really simple! (Only 3 basic ingredients: Milk, Eggs, Flour) and it just like to cook a Chinese omelet so I named it as western Chinese omelet or sweet Chinese omelet.
|Prepare Time||Cooking Time|
1. Whisk 100g Plain Flour (sifted), 2 Eggs together in a large bowl
4. Drizzle and Heat oil into a frying pan, then Ladle the pancake mixture and pour into the pan with Medium heat. Allow the mixture to coat the pan and fry the pancake for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden. (Flip the pancake over with a pan slice or palette knife – the other side will need a few seconds only – then simply slide it out of the pan onto a plate.)Repeat to make further pancakes
5. To Serve, Traditionally, sprinkle each pancake with freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice and Caster Sugar, Fold in Half, then in half again to form triangles, or else simply Roll them up. Serve sprinkled with a little more sugar and lemon juice and extra sections of lemon.
在英国，今天是一年一度的煎饼节-Pancake Day, 也被称为是Shrove Tuesday-忏悔星期二。在煎饼节的这一天，几乎所有英国人都会吃煎饼，就像在中国，元宵节一定会吃汤圆一样。这个忏悔节其实是用来狂欢的，人们在这几天疯狂地玩游戏、踢球、跳舞还有聚餐，此外，很多地方都会举行翻煎饼比赛来庆祝这个有趣的节日。
|Plain Flour (sifted) 面粉（已筛）||100g|
|Salt （盐）||a pinch|
|Filling/Serve: （配料）||Sugar, lemon juice, chocolate sauce, Strawberry，Honey，Banana， cheese|
- 均匀搅拌100g面粉， 2个鸡蛋
- 加入200ml牛奶，2勺油，小撮盐，继续搅拌至细滑状 （制成煎饼糊）
More Recipes of Pancakes:
You could find more recipes of “Pancakes” from the Image links I given below, or click“Recipes Resources” links at the right column of the“Dessert.S” .
Sarah还整理了些其他制英式煎饼的方法，Links就在滚动框中，点击下面图片便可进入查看。或在边栏的“Recipes Resources”或“Blog Roll”找到更多的制作方法。