It’s Pancake Day today! You might think it’s just another random food day but Pancake Day actually has an interesting history. It’s also known as Shrove Tuesday in Christianity, which marks the feast day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. People would often cook pancakes with their leftover ingredients on Shrove Tuesday before the Lenten fast.
This is less common these days but many of us still enjoy a good pancake and Pancake Day is the perfect excuse to cook some! So we’ve developed an easy pancake day recipe to cook with your students today!
Pancake Day Recipe
Time: 30 minutes
50g plain flour
1 large egg
1 tsp sunflower or vegetable oil
Pinch of salt
(Give your students as many or as few options as you like!)
Mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries or blueberries work well)
Vanilla ice cream
Various chocolates (Kit Kat, M&Ms, Maltesers or chocolate chips work well)
Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the flour, milk, eggs, oil and salt. Whisk until the batter is smooth.
Step 2: Oil a medium frying pan and place it over a medium heat.
Step 3: Once the pan is hot, pour approximately 1/6 of the batter in the pan. Wait until the edge of the pancake looks almost cooked through before flipping it. Cook the other side of the pancake for 1 to 2 minutes.
Step 4: Meanwhile, if topping the pancakes with bacon, fry the bacon in a separate pan over a low to medium heat. Cook on both sides for approximately 5 minutes each or until browned.
Step 5: Remove the pancake from the pan and top with whichever toppings your students like.
We hope you enjoy cooking this delicious and easy pancake day recipe with your cherubs today!