Happy Shrove Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Tuesday! What is Shrove Tuesday all about anyway? Beats me really, all I know is people have to eat pancakes on this day. After some digging, this is what Uncle Wiki told me;
‘Shrove Tuesday (also known as Shrovetide Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday and Pancake Day) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday, a moveable feast, is determined by Easter.
The expression “Shrove Tuesday” comes from the word shrive, meaning “confess”. Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics, who make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God’s help in dealing with. Being the last day before the penitential season of Lent, related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one sacrifices for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations, before commencing the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent. The term Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.
In the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, Shrove Tuesday is also commonly known as “Pancake Day” or “Pancake Tuesday” due to the tradition of eating pancakes on the day.’
Read more on Shrove Tuesday here.
On this special occasion, we decided to make our favourite pancakes – Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Maple Syrup Butter – heart attack, here we come!! Its SUPER DUPER easy to make, and bonus if you are an apple fan!
What you need:
- 200 grams Self-Raising flour
- 100 grams Caster Sugar
- 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 200 ml milk (we used whole milk)
- 1 tsp butter
For the Maple Syrup Butter (tastes so good but oh so bad for your heart!)
- 85 grams butter
- 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
Here’s how you do it:
Mix the flour, sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Make a well in the center.
Beat the egg and milk together.
Pour the egg and milk mixture into the well.
Using a wooden spoon or a spatula and gently incorporate the dry ingredients into the liquid until well combined.
Then stir in the grated apple.
Mix the whole lot together until well combined.
Heat the butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a low heat until melted and bubbling. Ass tablespoons of pancake mix to form 9 inch circles (or if you like, this is the GIANT pancake the better half made for himself) Cook each pancake for about 1 minute until it starts to bubble lightly on the top and looks set, the flip it over and cook on the other side for about 30 seconds or until cooked through.
To make the Maple Syrup Butter
This is what you basically need – two easy ingredients to lead you to a very naughty (but very tasty) syrup to go with your pancakes!
Melt the butter with 3 tablespoons of maple syrup[p into a saucepan over a low heat and stir until combined.
Serve warm with your pancakes.
Here are the pictures of our pancakes;
This is the other half's giant pancake. He's a little mad - have I mentioned?
Here's his other pancake - he named it the 'squancake'.
And here are MY dainty pancakes.
Happy pancake eating!