Calgary might think that they have the best set up for pancakes with all the pancake breakfasts around the city during the Stampede. But I have to say, Ireland has them beat! Pancake Tuesday (a.k.a. Shrove Tuesday) is like a national holiday for eating pancakes. You find them everywhere you look! Chances are that they weren’t for breakfast either. Sometimes you can find yourself eating them throughout the day from lunchtime on. With open doors people will invite friends and family over in the evening for pancakes as well. This is one tradition that I look forward to every single year along with everyone else. The pancake is nearly sacred. No small fluffy pancakes like what I am used to making. No, a large crepe like pancake with a dusting of sugar and lemon juice is the norm. I have seen a lot of chocolate spread as well. It is a day of joy in the form of a pancake. Now that is cheap and cheerful.
Pancake Recipe (6 large pancakes)
- 120 g flour
- 250 ml milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp sugar
- pinch of salt
Whisk together all ingredients until it is smooth. Warm a bit of oil in a pan. Pour batter into the middle of the pan and swirl it until it coats the bottom. When it starts to have little bubbles all over and darken in colour, turn it over. Should only take about a minute on each side. Enjoy!