Posted 17th February 2012 by Caroline Gosney
It’s a tradition over 1,000 years old – you flip them in a pan to cook both sides and the most common filling for them is lemon and sugar. What are we talking about? Making pancakes, of course!
Legend has it that pancake races originated with a woman in one English village who got so carried away making these treats that when she heard the bells ringing for the Shrove Tuesday service she startled the locals by running all the way to the church still carrying her frying pan and pancake…
If you’re a traditionalist, then make our Stacked pancake recipe and add any filling you like. We love the classic lemon and sugar filling but chocolate spread or jam is just as delicious.
For something a little bit different on pancake day, and in a nod to our friends across the pond, American pancakes are perfect! Drizzled with maple syrup these smaller, denser pancakes make for the real American diner experience – without the long haul flight.
Pancakes don’t have to be sweet. Why not try our Creamy mushroom and ham pancakes for supper this pancake day. They’re great with a green salad and a chilled glass of white wine.