Hubby and I love pancakes but due to our working patterns and how long pancakes take to make we don’t have them nearly as often as we should. We last had them on Christmas Eve as a pre-Christmas treat but with Shrove Tuesday next week it reminded me how lovely a relaxed weekend brunch of pancakes can be.
When we plan to make pancakes, during school holidays or at weekends, we’ll often have them as a late breakfast or an early lunch. We’ll set up the table with everything we need and we make it into quite an occasion – not just time to eat together but to spend time together too.
I bought a new crepe pan as well as some new plates and even a little bottle to put maple syrup in from Homesense and it has really completed our Shrove Tuesday table setting. The crepe pan makes pancake making so much easier than a normal frying pan – although I still haven’t mastered the art of flipping them yet!
Hubby and I always have lemon and sugar on our pancakes and are trying to encourage the children to at least try this traditional flavour combination but they won’t even entertain the idea. Instead they have maple syrup or sickly sweet ice cream sauces in their pancakes – and Nutella when we have it.
For me, pancakes have to be thin and covered in lots of lemon and sugar, rolled tightly and then sprinkled with more sugar and a last drizzle of lemon juice. You can only make one pancake at a time, leaving the rest in a pile on a plate in the centre of the table – perfect for sharing.
Pancake Day is a favourite of ours – but pancakes aren’t just for Pancake Day. I’m sure now I’ve started making pancakes again that we’ll be enjoying them all year round.
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