Pancakes

I love pancakes so my bake this week had to be pancakes with my favourite topping Nutella and when I’ve had too much Nutella I then have them with sugar and a little bit of lemon.

Pancake mixture is a batter that is also used for Yorkshire pudding.  It is made from flour, eggs and milk.  The mixture is poured into a small frying pan and cooked for about half a minute and then you toss the pancake and gently cook the other side.

Did you know:-

Pancake day is on Shrove Tuesday and is known as pancake day.

Pancake day was done because you had to try and use up your ingredients before lent began.  Lent is when you give up something. and Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to enjoy yourself, and for you to use up foods that aren’t allowed in Lent like butter and eggs which are some of the ingredients in pancakes.

The word Shrove comes from the word Shrive which means confess. on shrove tuesday in the middle ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of lent began.

On pancake day Britain will use 52 million eggs  but on a normal day they will eat 30 million – thats a lot of eggs.

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