Pancakes have been the dish of choice on Shrove Tuesday in the UK for hundreds of years and were originally a way to use up the last of your rich foods such as milk, eggs and sugar, before the 40 days of Lent began and the fasting season began.
Pancake races are held up and down the United Kingdom in celebration of Shrove Tuesday whilst the rest of the world also celebrates in the form of Mardi Gras, Fastnacht Day and of course Rio de Janeiro’s Brazilian Carnival.
Although traditionally pancakes served on Shrove Tuesday are simply sprinkled with a little lemon and sugar there are a ton of other toppings you can use to make them taste delicious, including Golden Syrup, Melted Chocolate, Sauteed Apples, Cinnamon, Whipped Cream or Fresh Fruit
Try our recipe for these amazing Gluten Free Pancakes…
- 120g Plain Gluten Free Flour (we use Doves Farm)
- 200ml Milk
- 2 Eggs
- Mix the flour, milk, salt and eggs until a runny batter is formed and no lumps remain
- Heat a frying pan with a small dash of oil to prevent sticking and add approximately 80ml of the pancake batter to the centre of the pan.
- Wait until the pancake starts to gently lift from the pan with the air forming underneath it then toss it over to cook the other side (this should only take a minute per side) the pancake should be golden brown in places, but not all over.
- Once both sides are cooked and beautifully coloured, place on a plate and dust with sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
- This recipe should be enough to make 5-6 pancakes.