WITH the new year in full swing, Pancake Day 2019 is just around
the corner – and it can’t come soon enough.
But what’s the best batter mixture to go for? And can you make
pancakes vegan and gluten-free friendly? Here’s everything you
need to know to get your pancake flipping perfect!
Here’s how to ensure your
pancakes are a successGetty – Contributor When is Pancake Day 2019?
Pancake Day – otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday, is the last
day of feasting before the 40-day Lent begins the following day on
The custom is to eat pancakes as it uses ingredients you’re
likely to have leftover in your cupboard before fasting.
Pancake Day always falls on a Tuesday – 40 days before Easter
This year pancake day is on Tuesday 5th March.
What’s the best mixture for a pancake?
There are numerous ways to make pancakes – after all, the day
originates from using up what is left in your cupboard.
While you may be fan of thicker, American style pancakes, or
thin French type crepes, this traditional English pancake recipe is
bound to win you over – and it’s super easy too.
You will need:
- 125g of plain flour
- 2 eggs, medium sized
- 300ml of milk
What’s the ideal type of flour to use?
Typically, plain flour is used to make pancakes. You can also
use whole wheat flour but it does tend to absorb more liquid so you
may need to add more milk.
Can you make pancakes gluten free?
Yes, there are many flour options you can use. Aside from
gluten-free flour, you can also use chickpea flour, coconut flour,
oat flour or even rice flour.
You may want to drizzle
your pancakes in NutellaGalina Mikhalishina Can you make pancakes
Yes just add the usual dry ingredients and substitute the eggs
and milk for soy milk or another dairy-free alternative and
Other good substitutes for eggs are bananas or applesauce.
Either a ¼ cup of mashed banana or a ¼ cup of applesauce for one
What kind of toppings can you use?
One of the most traditional toppings is lemon and a sprinkling
of sugar. Or you could even add some berries for some natural
sweetness. Those with a very sweet tooth could also try Nutella
with chopped banana or even whipped cream and strawberries.
If you want to try a savoury option, you could do goat’s
cheese with rosemary or smoked salmon and cream cheese. For a
combination of sweet and savoury, try crispy bacon and maple
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