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Quick and Easy Pancakes

“If life gives you lemons, squeeze them on your pancakes”. 4th March is the Pancake Day, follow this recipe to make your own Pancakes in no time (lemons not included).

Kakoli Dey
Mon, Mar 3 2014

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Kakoli lives in London and loves to cook in her spare time (which is rare). She is also part of the PrabashiPost team.


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Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday or Shrovetide Tuesday) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent (a solemn religious observance for many Christians and one that covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Day). Pancake Day is determined by Easter and its date changes annually. The term Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.

You will need:

225g plain flour
1 Pinch salt
2 large eggs
600ml or 2½ cups milk
2 tsp melted butter plus extra melted butter for cooking
Makes about 10-12 pancakes

Sieve the flour into a large baking bowl, add a pinch of salt. Make space in the centre of the flour and add the eggs. Beat well until smooth and lump free.

Add half the milk and the 2 tsp of butter, beat well. Once smooth and lump free, add remaining milk and stir.

Leave this batter to rest for about 20 minutes.
Lightly grease a frying pan with a little melted butter. Heat until very hot. Add a spoon of butter so it evenly and thinly coats the base of the pan. Cook until set and lightly golden. Using a spatula try tossing the pancake in the air, and cook on the other side for approx 30 seconds. Slip the pancake from the pan onto a warm plate. Cover the plate with a tea cloth and keep warm.. Continue as above until all the batter is used up.

On Pancake Day, pancakes are traditionally eaten sprinkled with sugar and a squeeze of lemon. However, serve as you like with jam, Golden Syrup, honey, chocolate spread; whatever takes your fancy.

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