WE’RE all going flipping mad today!
Hundreds of Huddersfield families will be sitting down today to enjoy a centuries old tradition – Pancake Day.
And joining them will be staff and students at Kirklees College, thanks to senior kitchen co-ordinator Gary Schofield and his team.
They will be turning out hundreds of pancakes in their Bistro restaurant and expect them to prove very popular.
Gary, 35, said: “They’re one of the easiest things to make and they always go down well.
“They are certainly worth having and there is nothing kids enjoy more than making a pancake and eating it.
“You can fill them with anything, sweet or savoury, but my own preference is for a simple pancake with lemon juice and sugar.
“And when it comes to the question of whether or not to toss the pancake, just use some commonsense. Remember you are dealing with hot fat in a hot pan, and there’s always the danger it will end up on the ceiling or on the floor. It’s far safer and simpler just to turn it over”.
Pancake recipe on next page.
Shrove Tuesday dates back more than 1,000 years.
It is the day before the start of Lent, when Christians abstain from good living, and the fat and eggs that go into the batter for pancakes are given up.
Pancake Day is always 47 days before Easter Sunday.
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT PANCAKE
220 gms plain flour, pinch of salt, 1 egg, 2 egg yolks, 580mls of milk.
Whisk them all together to a smooth batter, then leave in a fridge for 30 minutes.
Cook in a non-stick pan, greased with a little oil. Cook pancake on both sides over a medium heat.
Keep pancakes covered with a teatowel while cooking the others.
Makes up to 40 six-inch pancakes.