Because many people went off meat, eggs, tea, milk and other things like this during Lent in the older days, Pancakes were made and ate for all meals during this day to use up any food products that needed using up.
This is a simple recipe for Old Fashioned Pancakes:
60g butter, melted
a little oil for the pan
4. Pour in the melted butter and whisk into the mix. The butter lifts the taste of the pancake and helps them get a lovely golden-brown colour in the pan.
You will need a good heavy-based frying pan. Pre-heat the pan to medium for perfect pancakes.
|Pour them gently but quickly on to the pan|
5. Pour 3 or 4 scoops of the pancake batter onto your hot pan. You don't have to shake or stir the pan, just let the pancakes find their own place.
6. Let them cook until the bubbles start to rise and just start to pop on top of the pancake. This means they are ready to turn.
7. Cook on the other side for about 1 minute and that's them ready!!
Get them off the pan and repeat the process until all the mix is gone. A tea-towel over the top of the pancakes will keep them warm. That is if you can keep little hands off them in the first place!
Here's a link to my post with the recipe for
Crepe Suzette: http://www.irishfoodguide.ie/2011/03/crepes-pancakes-crepe-suzette.html