Pancake Day: Shrove Tuesday

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.

some of the ingredients

some of the ingredients

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.

one side cooked...now for the fun part...

one side cooked…now for the fun part…

Preparing to toss the pancake, are you ready with the camera, Ana?

Preparing to toss the pancake, are you ready with the camera, Ana?

We have lift off...

We have lift off…

...that moment where one lands on the floor...luckily it was only one in a batch of ten...

…that moment, when one lands on the floor…luckily it was only one in a batch of ten…

Ana prepares the lemon...yes, that is rather a large knife for a six year old...

Ana prepares the lemon…yes, that is rather a large knife for a six year old…

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.

too much lemon...

too much lemon…

the finished article

the finished article

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.

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