Happy Shrove Tuesday!
I used to love Pancake Day when I was little although with hindsight, it must have been a bit of a mission for my mum…
Knowing what hungry pancake monsters her four children were, she used to make huge amounts of batter, then sneak off to start cooking, hoping to get a good pile made and keeping warm in the oven before we cottoned on.
Sadly, even with those precautions, and with TWO pans on the go at a time, she always ended up with me, my two sisters and my brother gathered round with mouths open in baby bird style. Those were the days… 🙂
But I’ve only lately got back into eating them and I suddenly realised the other day, I hadn’t had a pancake on Pancake Day for years. And that’s just wrong.
I made up for it this year though – by having them for breakfast, lunch AND dinner 🙂
25g oats, ground into flour
1/2 banana, completely liquified
2 tbsp egg white
About 1/2 tsp baking powder (all I had left in the pot)
Shake of cinnamon
And cooked on a very low heat. I then microwaved them this morning, with the rest of the banana sliced on top:
I think that would be just about acceptable 🙂
Lunch is always these pancakes/crepes, because it’s so simple to fill them with whatever and take them as sandwiches but I added some dried mixed herbs to the batter which was great.
And as for dinner,
That would be two of the crepes (GF brown flour blend, egg white, milk and water, with mixed herbs and some garlic) filled with a spinach/pesto/cheese/heaven mixture and put in the oven so it all melted together, with roasted garlic/paprika butternut and carrot chunks and standard vegetable mountain…
I think it wouldn’t be unfair to say I marked the day properly… 🙂
Did you “celebrate” today (or last week on the American Pancake Day)?
What’s your favourite way of cooking/topping?