It’s Pancake Day today. I’m not making this up. It’s a thing.

Shrove Tuesday is celebrated differently in different parts of the world, and in these parts, we are having Pancake Day.

There was a short but fun article on the BBC News website today giving some details to the background of Pancake Day. I don’t really care that much about the significance of Shrove Tuesday, but I am partial to a pancake. Especially one made just right to my own liking: not too thick, lightly browned, and not drowned in syrup.

A bit like this…

I’ve gone for a fruity topping today, but Nutella was a close second choice…except I forgot to pick up a jar on the way home.

Anyway, I still have left over for breakfast tomorrow.


When I was a student, I used to phone my mum at any time of day (or night) because I could never remember how much milk and how much flour. I eventually wrote it down on a sticky note, which is still pinned to my kitchen wall.

1 egg
100 g flour (I used self raising)
200 ml milk
1 pinch of salt

I don’t use oil or butter in my pan as most recipes recommend. The non-stick pan usually works better for pancakes without additional oil – the oil or butter is usually soaked up by the first pancake…and usually makes the firs pancake the least tasty one. So I don’t add oil or butter to the pan, and trust me, these lovelies were anything but dry.

Have you been celebrating Tuesday?


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