Today is Shrove Tuesday popularly known as Pancake Day in England. I decided to celebrate in Georgia, the way we used to when I was growing in England. So I got some flour and lemons and checked Delia’s Recipe and with the assistance of my six-year-old granddaughter Ana, we set to work.
We used a bowl instead of the blender. We didn’t measure anything. I put what I thought was sufficient flour in a bowl made a small well in the middle and Ana cracked the first egg, most of it ended in the bowl…we fished the shell out and I cracked the second egg. I then whisked while Ana slowly added milk and water. I heated some butter in a pan and put in four spoonfuls of the batter.
In Georgia, pancakes are usually served as a savoury dish (blini). In England we traditionally serve pancakes with lemon juice and sugar or sometimes my mother would serve them with cooked apple and cinnamon.
Very nice they were too, we might make a repeat performance on Thursday but with Nutella and banana. Lent begins next week in Georgia following the Orthodox Calendar.