A pancake, served with corned beef hash and piccallili. Delicious!
|Pancake Day Dates|
|Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 2016||Tuesday Feb 9th|
|Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 2017||Tuesday Feb 28th|
|Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 2018||Tuesday Feb 13th|
|Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 2019||Tuesday March 5th|
|Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 2020|
|Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 2021||Tuesday Feb 16th|
|Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 2022||Tuesday March 1st|
|Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 2023||Tuesday February 21st|
|Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 2024||Tuesday February 13th|
|Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 2025||Tuesday March 4th|
Perfect Pancake Batter
- 1 egg
- 100gm / 4oz flour
- ½ pint / 500ml milk
- Pinch salt
- Butter for frying
- Teaspoon olive oil
- Beat egg into flour
- Stir in milk gradually
- When mixture has reached a smooth consistency add a pinch of salt
- Heat olive oil in pan
- Melt butter in hot oil
- Wait until oil/butter is bubbling
- Pour mixture into pan, covering the base
- Cook for 3 minutes until golden brown
- Flip pancake and cook other side
The subject of the ideal pancake topping is hotly debated. Modern innovations such as chocolate spread, ice cream and maple syrup have become staples for the sweet-toothed, displacing to some degree old favourites such as lemon juice and sugar.
Savoury pancakes are also popular - pancakes can be served with stews or hashes (in the accompanying photograph, the pancake is topped with corned beef hash and piccallili) or rolled and filled with cheese or seafood.
As for your humble author, I subscribe to a to a topping combination which must surely have originated in a time of forgotten austerity: vinegar and sugar. Don't knock it till you've tried it!