At the end of February in the UK we have a celebration and it’s called Pancake Day. Well, it’s sort of a celebration. It’s biblical and it seems to be surviving after many years. Even though most people don’t go to church nowadays! A long time ago, when everyone did go to church, at this time of year we would eat up all the food in our pantries and then fast until Easter.
My mum believes we would actually run out of food. Especially in this part of the world at this time as not much grows. The church would recommend fasting or ‘lent’ as it is known. Mum seems to be under the impression that it was a way to control the masses. If people knew they had run out of food they would panic but if you tell them to fast then there is no reason to panic. It amazes me that we still celebrate this day. This year I remembered to make pancakes so, of course, I thought I’d share the recipe with you.
Do you celebrate pancake day? If so, what’s your favourite pancake to cook? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me.
- Large mixing bowl
- Frying pan
- Cooling rack
- Buckwheat flour x 120g
- Rice or tapioca flour x 65g
- Eggs x 2 large
- Milk x 200mls (of your choice)
- Salt x 1/2 tsp
- Oil for the pan
- Mix the flours together in the large mixing bowl.
- Crack the eggs into the bowl and pour in the milk.
- Whisk these ingredients together.
- Sprinkle in the salt.
- Leave in the fridge overnight.
- Put the frying pan onto a high heat on the hob and add oil to the base of the pan.
- Once the pan starts to smoke a little it should be hot so add in about a quarter or less of the mixture.
- When the pancake starts to cook around the outside it should be read to flip.
- Leave the pancake to cook until turns golden brown on the other side too.
- You can lift the pancake with the spatula to check if it’s turned golden brown.
- Once the pancake has cooked remove it from the pan.
- Repeat the process for the rest of the mixture until you have used it all up.
- Then serve with sugar and lemon or honey or maple syrup and enjoy.
Buckwheat Pancakes were delicious and a hit with my family too. I made a batch of these pancakes and we ate them with soup. My husband Howard and son Ted ate their panckes with grilled cheese on top. I ate my plain and it was so good. The best part is these pancakes can be frozen too. All the ingredients are freezable. It means you could make a batch of pancakes and put them in the freezer until you want to eat them. However you decide to eat these pancakes as always please enjoy. Thank you xxx