Thursday, 11 February 2010


What is Pancake Day?
Pancake day is on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday: it is on February or at the beginning of march, six weeks before Easter.
In Britain people eat pancakes on Pancake Day.

In some towns there are pancakes races.
People run through the streets holding frying pans with pancakes.
Each runner throws the pancake into the air and catches it in the pan.

In other countries, people celebrate Carnival at this time of the year .
There are parades through the streets with bands, fireworks and people wearing masks and fancy dress costumes.

Serve these pancakes with butter and syrup.
•2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred or sifted before measuring
•2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1 egg, slightly beaten
•1 1/2 cups milk
•2 tablespoons melted butter
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine egg and milk; add to flour mixture, stirring only until smooth. Blend in melted butter. Cook on a hot, greased griddle, using about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Cook until brown on one side and around edge; turn and brown the other side. Recipe for pancakes serves 4.
Look at the result. Delicious!!!!

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