Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shrove Tuesday pancakes

The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is known as Shrove Tuesday, or "Pancake Tuesday" because traditionally, fats, eggs, and butter in the house had to be given up for Lent, and pancakes, or waffles call for all these ingredients, so this was a great way to use them up before Lent began. The money not spent on dairy products was then collected and donated to the church.

Fluffy Pancakes

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup softened butter

1) In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg, milk, vanilla and softened butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

2) Pour batter by 1/4 cupful onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes; cook until the second side is golden brown. Pin It

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