Guest video blogger and chef Aaron, shows us how to get the perfect Pancakes.
Take a look at Aaron's short video tutorial on our You Tube channel https://youtu.be/v88_70Ix4b0.
He shares some great tips, including how to stop pancakes sticking to your pan and how to make your Nutella gooey 😋.
What are your favourite toppings? Do let us know your ideas for others to try.
We are also getting together online on Tuesday 16th February, which is Shrove Tuesday to make pancakes. Want to join us? Register for the event here
What is the meaning behind Shrove Tuesday?
'Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.'
'The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books as far back as 1439. The tradition of tossing or flipping them is almost as old: “And every man and maide doe take their turne, And tosse their Pancakes up for feare they burne.” (Pasquil’s Palin, 1619).'
The ingredients for pancakes can be seen to symbolise four points of significance at this time of year: Eggs ~ Creation Flour ~ The staff of life Salt ~ Wholesomeness Milk ~ Purity