Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Pancake Day

It's the day of pancakes. Or shrove tuesday for many. Thing is pancakes came about as they were made of things that needed using up before lent right? Yet now people have to actually go out and buy the ingredients especially as they don't make stuff from scratch anymore; or even worse buy one of those shake it up ready mixes in order to have the 'traditional' pancake. Now is it me but isn't that a little out of keeping with the whole ethos behind it? Me as an aetheist - I get to have as many pancakes as I want (and I make them from scratch) but shouldn't modern day believers be eating up all their ready meals or something instead nowadays?
I would like to emphasize that I am in no way anti-religious but you get my point about capitalism hi-jacking an already hijacked religious festival in order to sell more batter mix yes?
 Anyway, apropos to this they had the annual pancake race at work today.

Enjoy yours if you have them - but make them yourself huh?  It's easy:
4oz flour - sift it into a bowl.  Make a well in the centre and add 0.5 pint of milk beaten together with one egg.  Beat it all well together to ensure there's no lumps and fry in a non-stick pan with the minimum of oil.  Expect the first one to be rubbish.  :-)


  1. I live quite near to Olney where the Pancake Race originated http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/olney-pancake-race/
    and in the 40 years that I've lived here, I have never seen the race. Though I might have made a pancake or two...

    1. Thanks for that link, interesting story behind it. I'm tempted to have a go next year!

  2. I've just eaten 2 pancakes..why do I only eat pancakes on pancake day?..good point you made there - as an atheist and someone who always has flour, eggs and milk, surely I could have pancakes EVERY day :-) #fattykittyweaselfish LOL

    1. I must admit to not making pancakes very often either - mind you I'd go for yorkshire puddings 1st any day - same recipe!


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