The expression “Shrove Tuesday” comes from the word shrive, meaning “confess.” Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. The term Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.
Pancakes to be enjoyed by all, do you like thin crepes for thick pancakes?
200g self raising flour
115g caster sugar
2 apples, peeled cored and cut into 1/4’s
1 tsp butter
strawberries to serve
Maple Syrup Butter
3 tbs maple syrup
I whizz all the ingredients together in a food processor, except the butter and strawberries, until will combined.
Heat the butter in a large non stick pan over a low heat until melted and bubbling.
Add a tablespoon of mixture to the pan and cook for about a minute, then turn over to cook the other side.
Remove from the pan and keep warm, continue until all the mixture has been made into pancakes.
Make the maple butter by melting the butter together with the maple syrup in a saucepan over a low heat and stir until well combined.
Pile on a plate and drizzle with the maple butter, the strawberries add colour, don’t just save this for Shrove Tuesday, makes a very good Sunday Morning breakfast!
- Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day in Britain, (feelthebest.wordpress.com)
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- Pancake flipping time! (onefinestay.com)