Pancakes For Pancake Day

February 17, 2012

Have you remembered Pancake Day? It’s on Tuesday 21st Feb this year, which is next Tuesday. I thought I would share a pancake recipe with  so that you had some time to go shopping for the ingredients. I know if I forget my son will never let me hear the end of it, so I shall be stocking up with the essential ingredients this weekend.

Pancake day is really Shrove Tuesday. It is the day before the start of Lent, which is a Christian festival leading up to Easter. We eat pancakes on this day because during Lent it is traditional to abstain from certain foods and pancakes contain fat, butter and eggs which are forbidden.  Making pancakes is also a good way to use up these ingredients before Lent starts.

The recipe I use here is a scotch pancake recipe, it makes smaller pancakes than the more traditional ones but I find these much easier to make. They are also very tasty.



How you serve them is entirely up to you. I served them for breakfast with maple syrup. They are also delicious with butter and jam. This is the finished result.

I have to say they were really nice. Will you be making pancakes this pancake day? If so what toppings are you going to be having?

Other posts you may be interested in:

Traditional Biscuits Recipe

Making a Dundee Cake

5 responses to “Pancakes For Pancake Day”

  1. cathyjam says:

    gonna def try this one out on tuesday x

  2. Jo Young says:

    I only tried making scotch panckes a few months a go and couldn’t believe how easy and tasty they were. We make too many and freeze the leftovers which are easily heated in the toaster 🙂

  3. Sheila Reeves says:

    I think this year will be the first I won’t be making pancakes :O – both my sons are away and if I make them just for me I know I’ll eat far too many! My dad used to make Scotch Pancakes for our tea – topping was loads of butter and Golden Syrup

  4. Jo Bryan says:

    Oh I love these, I am a bit ovedosed on pancakes but will definitely be trying these.

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