A Pancake day of 2021 will be going to celebrate on Tuesday, it’s also noted as “Shrove Tuesday”. This day is celebrated every year on a different day in the mid-month of February before the day of Ash Wednesday which is marks as the first day of Lent that’s exactly six weeks before Easter celebration begins in the Catholic Church and celebrated in many Christian countries. Pancake day is a time for everyone to indulge in a small feast.
After a great depressing year of Corona, it’s time to change the environment of sadness, and let’s dig into a Pancake feast with our favorite toppings. As many Christian countries are still in a strict lockdown they have enough extra time to indulge themselves in baking to make perfect pancakes with their favorite toppings on the occasion of Pancake Day. It’s a great time for the whole family to get involved with the terminal flipping competition.
Supermarkets have started storing all the ingredients for you to making super delicious pancakes along with the ready-made mix for those who don’t want to do much hard work in making pancakes. Why this day celebrated as a pancake day?
Pancake Tuesday is the traditional celebration meal day before Lent begins and celebrate in many Christian countries. France and the US celebrated Mardi gas on this day. It denotes the end of a six week carnival season and also better known as ” Fat Tuesday”. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday and it celebrates the day before Ash Wednesday when Catholics used to avoid eating meat, eggs, and animal products for least 40 days.
Anglo-Saxon Catholics also use to attend confession at their parish church, where they confess their sins and receive forgiveness for their sins. A pancake bell is also used to rung at noon for the people to attend church and it’s also rung as a sign to stop their other works and should start the preparation of their pancakes.
Pancakes Preparations- Ingredients required :
- 100g plain flour
- 2 eggs
- 50ml semi-skimmed milk
- 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable, plus extra for frying
- Firstly take a mixing bowl and put 100g of plain flour in it and add a pinch of salt to it. Then make a well in the center and break two eggs into the middle of it.
- Then add 50ml of semi-skimmed milk along with 1 tbsp of sunflower oil and whisk together from the center slowly drawing the flour into the eggs, milk, and oil. Once all the flour is incorporated, beat until to get a smooth, thick paste. Add a little more milk if it is too hard to beat.
- To loosen the batter, add a dash of milk. Pour the rest of the milk during the whisking.
- Continue pouring and whisking until the batter is getting the thick consistency of single cream.
- Heat the pan over moderate heat and scoop the batter into the pan, tilt the pan to move the mixture all over the pan to create a thin and even layer.
- The mixture starts to cook in about 30 seconds, just check and then flip the pancake.
- After flipping the pancake, cook another side for at least 30 seconds and check if the pancake gets golden brown color or not, and if it will get the color it means your Pancake is ready.
- Drizzle your favorite toppings over it and there you go. Enjoy your pancake with your loved ones.