I can’t believe it’s Pancake Day again. Honestly, it just crêped up on me. Joke aside – if anyone was to ask me what my favourite holiday was, my answer is always the same – Pancake Day. A day of fluffy goodness where you can eat as much as you like – guilt-free – with a wide range of toppings. What could be better?
Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday is a traditional feast day before the start of Lent – but it is celebrated by even those who do not participate in Lent (it also marks 47 days until Easter!) As with any holiday, us brits have a weird range of traditions for Pancake Day.
Whether it is a pancake race for a kiss, a pancake grease for some money or a free-for-all football match, Pancake Day is celebrated all over the country. My family tradition has always been to eat as many as you can in the day – who has time for sports and racing on Pancake Day?
However, here at jellybean – we do love a bit of friendly competition, so this year, we are finding out which bean has the best batter. We are whipping out the beaters to see who can win in our three categories: Best Toppings, Best Shape and of course, Best Flip!
We will be posting some of the entries on our socials to see which bean has buttered us up to win our competition. Make sure to tune in @Jellybeanagency on Instagram and Twitter and tag us in your pancake creations. See you on the flip side 😉
Pancake Recipe (BBC Good Food)
- 100g plain flour
- 2 large eggs
- 300ml milk
- 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
- Favourite Toppings
- Put ingredients into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.
- Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time or start cooking straight away.
- Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.
- When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden.
- Serve with your favourite filling.
Did you know?
Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before the fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients. 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