Now that Valentines Day has been and gone, the next exciting event to celebrate is Pancake Day.
Personally Pancake Day is one of my favourite days of the years purely because it is one of yummiest foods to eat (I am incredibly food orientated if you didn’t yet know).
However what is the origin of this amazing day and why does it require us to scoff our faces with this pancake goodness? For those of you who don’t already know, Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, which is the 40 days of fasting leading up to Easter. So this was the last chance to use up all of the left over eggs and fats before starting the journey of the Lenten fast, and clearly pancakes were the ideal way of doing this.
‘The ingredients for pancakes can be seen to symbolise four points of significance at this time of year:
Eggs ~ Creation
Flour ~ The staff of life
Salt ~ Wholesomeness
Milk ~ Purity’
However I’m sure many of us have our own meaning behind what Pancake Day symbolises to us. Maybe it reminds you of your family dinners as a child, or you and your sibling trying to flip pancakes? I know for me it was the first ever time I overloaded on golden syrup (but I still do it every year).
So maybe this pancake day you can send your loved one a Nudgu reminder that you are going to pop over and make/ flip a few yummy pancakes with them.
If you are having trouble deciding which recipe to go with, here is one to help you out-
To make 8 or so pancakes you will need 8oz plain flour, 2 large eggs, 1 pint milk, salt.
‘Mix all together and whisk well. Leave to stand for 30 minutes. Heat a little oil in a frying pan, pour in enough batter to cover the base of the pan and let it cook until the base of the pancake has browned. Then shake the pan to loosen the pancake and flip the pancake over to brown the other side.’ http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Pancake-Day/
Let us know if your loved one enjoyed your visit of pancake making!