Updated: Mar 2
Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday is February 21st this year. It 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, 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.
This simple recipe for fluffy pancakes will never disappoint! I love to serve these with a knob of cold salted butter and lots of fresh local maple syrup.
Warm a 10" skillet over medium heat
Rub with canola oil
2 1/2 Cups of whole milk
1/3 Cup unsalted butter, melted
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups unbleached white flour
4 Teaspoons of baking powder
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1 Teaspoon of sea salt
Sift together dry ingredients and set aside
Whisk eggs, and add milk and butter, that has melted and cooled
Add dry ingredients until just blended, and do not overmix
Heat your skillet on medium. Add a little canola oil and spread around the pan
Add 1/2 Cup batter at a time, and flip when little craters have formed and opened. You'll know. Cook until golden brown
Serve with a generous knob of cold salted butter and warm fresh maple syrup.
Nothing like the combination of cold butter melting in maple syrup over a homemade pancake that smells like vanilla. Oh ya.