When I was surfing this evening, I figured out March 4this the International Pancake Day! I had absolutely no idea that there is a day dedicated for pancakes!! And along with it I came across so many weird days, scrapbooking day and 6th march happens to be a ‘White Chocolate Cheesecake Day’ and then there are Cereal Day, Fruit Compote Day, but the hilarious ones are ‘Get over it Day’, ‘Pack your Lunch Day’ and wait till you read this “What id Cats & Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day”!!!! What in the name of god was that?? Check out some other hilarious days here.
I Googled little more on this Pancake Day, and have to share some info with you all on that. Today is also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove day or Mardi Gras. According to Wiki it’s the last day before the penitential season of Lent and in France it’s the day to eat all fatty food before the season of Lent begins. It’s observed by the Christians. Quite a good tradition I say!
It’s almost at the fag end of the day, but still how can I not post a pancake recipe when I got to know today is the pancake day!
So I’ll quickly wrap it up by going to the recipe. It’s quite late in here about 11 in the night and I am too sleepy. My bed’s waiting for me.
All that you need
Plain flour – 100g
Milk – 250 ml
Baking powder – ¼ teaspoon
Salt – a pinch
Egg – 2
Melted Butter – 2 teaspoon
Canola Oil – for frying [you can use any kind of white oil]
Let’s Get Started
-In a large mixing bowl put in the sifted flour, salt and baking powder and mix lightly
-Make a well in the centre and break in the eggs with white and yolk, add milk and melted butter
-Gradually incorporate them together in a smooth batter
-You can add a little more milk if you find it becoming a little tight.
[The batter will not be very runny, and won’t be very thick. It will be smooth and you will know when it’s done by checking if its coating the back of your spatula]
-Leave this batter aside for 10-15 mins, and allow the glutten to work.
-Heat a non-stick pan over moderate heat and brush in some oil
-Ladle some batter and swirl the pan till you get a nice round pan cake
-The pancake will start cooking from underneath and will turn Golden brown in the bottom, it will take roughly 30-40 seconds.
-Wait till you see little bubbles bursting on the top and that is the time you can flip
-Cook till it’s Golden on both sides and you can take them off heat.
And your golden pancakes are done.
That is the easiest recipe you can follow for perfect pancakes
Pancakes are enjoyed best with maple syrup, or lemon and honey, or plain honey. I have mine with Maple Syrup and sometimes with strawberry syrup as well.