Tomorrow (Tuesday 4th of March) is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday as it’s well known as in Australia. So why is it also known as Pancake Tuesday? Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent commences. According to my google research – Traditionally a feast was held on Shrove Tuesday and Pancakes were a dish which could be easily made to use up perishable ingredients such as eggs, milk and fats (which are given up/avoided by many Christians during Lent).
As a child I can remember Pancake Tuesday celebration at school, where we would raise money for various charities. If you are looking for a yummy pancake recipe for tomorrow (or any day of the week!) you can’t go past these Banana Pancakes.
Pancake Tuesday - Yummy Banana Pancakes
- 1 1/3 cups self raising flour - sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 250 g mashed banana
- 1 1/3 cups of milk
- 40 g melted butter
- Sift together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir through the sugar and make a well in the centre.
- Add the eggs, milk, butter and mashed banana to the dry ingredients and whisk together until mixture is combined.
- Preheat a non stick frying pan on medium heat, using a 1/4 measuring cup, pour mixture into pan.
- Cook each pancake for approximately 2 minutes, until they start to bubble, before flipping over and cooking for a further 1 minute.
- Serve cooked pancakes with maple syrup, sliced banana and ice cream - yum!!
Do you remember having pancakes at school too?
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