Throughout Ireland and in many other countries, the day before Ash Wednesday – Shrove Tuesday – is commonly known as Pancake Day.
This day is celebrated before the beginning of Lent, the fasting time up to Easter.
Historically on Shrove Tuesday everybody used up the supplies of fat, butter and eggs. These foods were forbidden during austere Lent.
To make pancakes was the best way to do so!
Here is one of our simple and delicious recipes:
-1 cup of flour
-1/2 cup milk
-1/2 cup water
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-2 tablespoons butter (melted)
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs.
Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine.
Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.
Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe.
Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown.
Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side.
Serve hot and with your favourite topping!
(This should serve 6 to 8 crepes)