It’s Pancake Day!
Ok, ok, I know it’s technically Shrove Tuesday and represents the last day before Lent for the Christian community, but I’m not a religious person and very much follow the secular route when it comes to high days and holidays. With that in mind… It’s Pancake Day!
It’s odd that we all seem to get so excited about eating pancakes one this one day, especially as the traditional thin pancake has almost no redeeming features. But traditions are traditions and they make us do things that we’d normally try to avoid – a bit like eating Brussels Sprouts at Christmas…
If you’re not familiar with making pancakes I’ve published a Simple Pancake Recipe to help you – it’s the same as almost every other recipe you’ll see online as most seem to use variations of this “1-2-3” method. It’s straightforward and pretty much foolproof. Trust me!
What you do with pancakes once you’ve made them is up to you – but considering they’re a bit boring you have two options. You either embrace the simplicity and serve them the traditional way with lemon and sugar (traditional for the UK at least) or you go all in and try to make them interesting. As per usual I chose both options and got a little carried away.
I felt that by introducing a selection of pancake-based dishes this evening would make dinner a bit more fun and ensure that we didn’t just survive on lemon and sugar…I present to you my “pancake buffet” – maybe next time I’ll not make all of them when it’s just the two of us, but at least neither of us went hungry!
Pancetta and Gruyère Pancakes
Creamy Mushroom & Blue Cheese Pancakes
The Classic: Lemon and Sugar