Well done to Emma Barry, TYB, whop coded the following page in honour of Pancake Tuesday, as part of her TY Coding class with Ms. Lernihan.
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins).
It is celebrated in English-speaking countries like the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada. In France, the USA and other countries, it is called ‘Mardi Gras’ or ‘Fat Tuesday’. In others like Spain, Italy or Brazil, Shrove Tuesday is at the end of Carnival. On this day many people eat pancakes: thin, flat cakes made in a pan.
- 100g plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 300 ml milk
- 1 tablsp. melted butter or sunflower oil
- Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.
- Crack the egg into the well; add the melted butter or oil and half the milk. Using a wooden spoon slowly mix the flour into the liquid and then beat until you get a smooth batter.
- Stir in the remaining milk. Alternatively, beat all the ingredients together for 1 minute in a blender or food processor.
- To make the pancakes, heat a small heavy-based frying until very hot and then turn the heat down to medium.
- Lightly grease with oil and then ladle in enough batter to coat the base of the pan thinly, tilting the pan so the mixture spreads evenly.
- Cook over a moderate heat for 1-2 minutes or until the batter looks dry on the top and begins to brown at the edges. Flip the pancake over and cook the second side.
- Put your chosen toppings – nutella, sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice etc. – on your pancake.