Pancake Tuesday is celebrated the day before the beginning of Lent. This is the time we remember the forty days Jesus spent in the desert. It is known by different names in different countries. In Scotland it is sometimes known as Shrove Tuesday,from the word shriven, which means you are cleansed of your sins, by the priest,before Lent begins. Traditionally fat and flour was used up before the fasting of Lent began and pancakes were the best way to do this.
Jamie and Laura P.5
Most people in Scotland still celebrate this old tradition. Read some of the ways children in P. 5 celebrated Pancake Tuesday at home.
This year Pancake Tuesday was a very wet and windy day and I couldn't wait to get home to make hot.delicious pancakes.
In my house we make pancakes using 8.oz flour , 1 egg, sugar and milk.
I think this makes them thick and crispy and taste delicious!
I always get to taste the first one made and it was so yummy I made lots more.
My mum always has to help me make pancakes because when I do it myself I always get very messy.
I helped my brother stir the batter and we stirred it too quickly and it went all over the place.
My gran always helps me to make the pancakes and when they are ready we put them on a plate and serve them to the rest of the family.
My favourite topping is butter but others prefer jam and syrup.
Here is a recipe for Pancakes:
2 cups self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
6 desert spoons of sugar
Mix everything together except the milk and mix well. Add the milk a liitle at a time until the mixture is smooth.(Add more milk if a thinner pancake is desired). Grease the base of a frying pan. drop in mixture and cook on one side. When the mixture moves without sticking 'toss' the pancake to cook on the opposite side.(A fish slice can be used to turn the pancakes for those who lack this skill!
By the children of St. Patrick's Primary,
Click on the link below to see "My Pancake story" by Sean McIvor P.5...
"My Pancake Story"
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