Its Pancake Time
Pancake Day – How do you like yours?
Its Nearly time to dust your frying pan off and get ready to flip your pancake, then making the hard decision on what to finish your pancake off with. For me chocolate and strawberries or good old raspberry jam, make up the most amazing pancakes. Can you tell us how you like yours?
At Boosters we may not be able to offer you pancakes to promote your company with, BUT we can offer you these delicious waffles! The tin can be branded with your company logo or/and details, once the waffles are finished the tin can be reused.
Some History on Pancake day!
Pancake day is known as a day we all whip up our own batter mix (or cheat with pre-made) so we can have pancakes that evening.
Pancake day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is a moveable feast whose date is determined by Easter and it is celebrated exactly 41 days before Easter Sunday. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of lent. This is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called mardi gras, this is a carnival day and also the last day of “gorging” before the fasting period of Lent.
Lent is where people choose to give something up for 40 days, so eating pancakes on this day comes from the tradition of using up and rich foods such as eggs and fats in your house before lent and fasting begins.
English Pancakes tend to be thin and light, close to a French crepe.
American pancakes are similar to a scotch pancake, they are thicker and spongier.
In Scotland, Wales and Ireland pancakes tend to be thicker, slightly risen and cooked on a griddle.
Recipe for 8 pancakes
8oz Plain Flour
1 Pint of Milk
2 Large Eggs
Pinch of salt
Mix the ingredients together to get a smooth batter, heat up that frying pan with a small amount of vegetable oil, once heated add a ladleful of batter to the pan and start swirling around the pan to get a nice even layer, cook for 30-40 seconds and then get your flipping skills at the ready.
It’s as simple as that, then its up to you on what you put in your pancake, traditionally people put a sprinkle of sugar on top with a drizzle of lemon. But there are many fillings you can use whether its sweet or savoury.
Enjoy your pancakes and make sure you check out our Waffles, they don’t only taste amazing, but they are a fantastic way to promote your company and impress your staff and clients.