Easter falls quite late this year, which is a bonus for me as it gives me more time to get organised, to plan Easter egg hunts, decorate the house and more importantly, practice my pancakes for Shrove Tuesday which falls on 8th March this year.
I consider myself to be a reasonable home cook, but for some reason the simplest things elude me. I fail on a regular basis to deliver a satisfactory boiled egg, omlettes are usually a sticky mess, yorkshire puddings are very hit and miss and pancakes are a total disaster zone. Actually, thinking about it maybe it's the eggs fault. Eggs seem to be the common denominator here...
This year, I've decided we WILL have proper pancakes. Traditional ones with sugar and lemon. There will be no congealed mess, hurled out of the frying pan onto a plate, no more thick smoke from burning oil. I'm bringing out the big guns and enlisting Betty Crocker and their tips for making perfect pancakes.
While I'm about it, I am also going to do some homework and refresh my memory about the traditions of Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter. It's interesting stuff, even for a heathen like me.
I'm also going to look into going to the Olney Pancake race, a world famous event which is practically down the road from us.
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What are you up to this Pancake day?
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